Add stability, reduce volatility
The power of annuities, clarified.
For decades, consumers have relied on bond mutual funds as a way
to create current income and diversify their portfolio from the higher
volatility associated with equities. In fact, as interest rates have
generally declined since the early 1980s, many bond funds have
provided solid long term returns.
Today, the need for income and diversification hasn’t changed, but the
interest rate environment has: many market observers expect interest
rates to rise over time. As you prepare for retirement, your financial
professional is likely to look for products with these characteristics:
• A source of interest income for your retirement portfolio
• Diversification to reduce risk
• Better yield opportunities than currently available
on conservative financial products
Bond Funds In a Rising Interest Rate Environment
Bond funds typically hold a portfolio of many individual bonds.
Each bond in the portfolio will fluctuate in value as the interest
rate environment changes. When rates go up, a bond’s price (and
bond fund returns) will go down; if rates go down, the bond’s price
will go up.
Fixed Index Annuities are issued by
Genworth Life & Annuity Insurance Company, Richmond, VA
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Protect, Grow and Provide
as part of your Retirement Income
• Guaranteed growth if held
for a specified period
• Protect principal from the
impact of interest rate spikes
and equity market declines
• Provide the opportunity
for interest credits similar
to or greater than many
traditional fixed income vehicles
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Fixed Income Alternative
Most well-diversified portfolios include a fixed income component. Unfortunately,
many bond funds have experienced losses due to recent movements in interest rate
benchmarks, such as the 10-Year Treasury, recently at 2.53%, up from 1.47% a year
With interest rates still low, but on the rise from recent historic lows, you may
be concerned about how to protect the value of your fixed income portfolio without
the interest rate risk associated with bond funds.
Are there alternatives? The answer is yes — a SecureLiving® Index 7 annuity can add
stability and reduce volatility in your overall retirement portfolio.
SecureLiving Index 7 Annuity and a Representative Intermediate Term Bond Fund2
2.65% 2.35% SecureLivingIndex7includesa7-yearguaranteed
N/A 5.00% SecureLivingIndex7annualpoint-to-pointcaprate;
Duration 4.8 N/A “Durationsignalshowmuchthepriceofyourbond
No Yes SecureLivingIndex7includesa107%Guaranteed
No Yes SecureLivingIndex7offersanoptionallifetime
Yes No SecureLivingIndex7chargesnoexplicitassetman-
As you and your financial professional create and manage your retirement
portfolio strategy, allocating a portion to a SecureLiving Index 7 annuity can
be a wise choice.
Protect your fixed income allocation from loss of value, create greater
opportunities for growth potential, and guaranteed lifetime income.
Potential Tax Benefits for Money Held Outside of Qualified Plans
Additional tax benefits may be available when you reallocate non-qualified money
into an index annuity:
Taxable As Earned
Yes No Taxes on annuity interest are deferred until withdrawn.
Can Help Reduce
No Yes Interest earned within a bond fund is counted as income
for Social Security taxation purposes (unless held in IRA)
Can Help Reduce
Exposure to 3.8%
No Yes The tax deferred growth in an annuity doesn’t increase
Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) nor is it
considered net investment income. Thus, a deferred
annuity is not impacted by the surtax unless there is
a taxable distribution from the contract.
This example assumes a bond fund that generates taxable income at least annually.
SecureLiving Index 7
• Greater growth potential
• Protection from market
downturns and interest
• Opportunity to