Indextra, a single premium deferred fixed indexed annuity introduced two years ago by W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc., has surpassed $1 billion in sales. Issued by Integrity Life Insurance Company, Indextra attained the milestone in advance of the second anniversary of its Sept. 29, 2014 introduction.
Indextra has produced the most successful product debut in the history of W&S Financial Group Distributors.
"Individuals desiring growth opportunity and income guarantees for retirement planning have turned to Indextra," said Mark E. Caner, president of W&S Financial Group Distributors, wholesale distributor of annuities and life insurance from member companies of Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc. "They recognize the value of an insured vehicle that combines upside potential with downside protection."
The growth potential of Indextra comes in its five allocation options. The three options associated with the GS Momentum Builder® Multi-Asset Class Index continue to capture the majority of premium allocations. Sponsored by Goldman, Sachs & Co., the index employs a volatility control feature that seeks to dampen risk and smooth returns in both rising and falling markets. Allocation options associated with the index have no interest rate cap or interest spread fee. Account value can never decline due to index performance.
"Indextra has produced the most successful product debut in the history of W&S Financial Group Distributors," Caner said. "Amid the challenge of transitioning to the new fiduciary standard of care, given our parent company's exceptional financial strength and stability, Goldman Sachs' prominence in financial markets and the array of advantages delivered by Indextra, we look forward to continued sales growth."
About W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc.
W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. (WSFinancialPartners.com) distributes fixed, variable and immediate annuities and life insurance products from Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance Company and National Integrity Life Insurance Company, all member companies of Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc. Variable products are distributed through Touchstone Securities, Inc.¹ Marketing through a national network of broker-dealers, financial advisors, independent agents and financial institutions, W&S Financial Group Distributors assists financial professionals in helping individuals invest for, live in and manage risk during retirement.
About Western & Southern Financial Group
Founded in Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc. (Western & Southern), a Fortune 500 company, is now the parent company of a group of diversified financial services businesses. Its assets owned ($47.2 billion) and managed ($22.3 billion) total $69.5 billion as of Sept 30, 2017. Western & Southern is one of the strongest life insurance groups in the world. Its six life insurance subsidiaries (The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, Columbus Life Insurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance Company, The Lafayette Life Insurance Company and National Integrity Life Insurance Company) maintain very strong financial ratings and a Comdex Ranking of 96. Other member companies include Eagle Realty Group, LLC; Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.¹ IFS Financial Services, Inc.; Peppertree Partners LLC¹; Touchstone Advisors, Inc.¹; Touchstone Securities, Inc.²; W&S Brokerage Services, Inc.²; and W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. For more information on the Western & Southern family of companies, visit www.westernsouthern.com. Western & Southern is the title sponsor of the Western & Southern Open (www.wsopen.com), a premier event in the U.S. Open Series played each August by the world's top-ranked professional male and female tennis players.
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This fixed indexed annuity is not sponsored, endorsed, sold, guaranteed, underwritten, distributed or promoted by Goldman, Sachs & Co. or any of its affiliates with the exception of any endorsement, sales, distribution or promotion of this product that may occur through its affiliates that are licensed insurance agencies (excluding such affiliates, individually and collectively referred to as "Goldman Sachs"). Goldman Sachs makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, regarding the advisability of investing in annuities generally or in fixed indexed annuities or the investment strategy underlying such annuities particularly, the ability of the GS Momentum Builder® Multi-Asset Class Index to perform as intended, the merit (if any) of obtaining exposure to the GS Momentum Builder® Multi-Asset Class Index or the suitability of purchasing or holding interests in this annuity. Goldman Sachs does not have any obligation to take the needs of the holders of this annuity into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the GS Momentum Builder® Multi-Asset Class Index. GOLDMAN SACHS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY AND/OR COMPLETENESS OF GS MOMENTUM BUILDER® MULTI-ASSET CLASS INDEX OR OF THE METHODOLOGY UNDERLYING THE INDEX, THE CALCULATION OF THE INDEX OR ANY DATA SUPPLIED BY IT FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS ANNUITY. GOLDMAN SACHS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
"Goldman Sachs," "Goldman," "GS Momentum Builder®" and "GS Momentum Builder® Multi-Asset Class Index" are trademarks or service marks of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and have been licensed for use by the insurance company issuing this annuity for use in connection with certain fixed indexed annuities.
Product is issued by Integrity Life Insurance Company, Cincinnati, OH. Integrity Life operates in DC and all states except ME, NH, NY and VT. W&S Financial Group Distributors is an affiliated agency of the issuer. Issuer has sole financial responsibility for its products. Both companies are members of Western & Southern Financial Group. Contract series ICC14 ENT-03 1406, ICC14 ER.03 GLWB-I 1406, ICC14 ER.04 GLWB-S 1406, ICC14 EE.21 GMAV-7 1406, ICC14 EE.22 GMAV-10 1406, ICC14 EE.23 SI-MY-PTP 1406, ICC14 EE.23 SI- PTP 1406, ICC15 EE.23 SI-OY-PTP 1511, ICC14 EE.25 WWC 1406, ENT-03 1406, ER.03 GLWB-I 1406, ER.04 GLWB-S 1406, EE.21 GMAV-7 1406, EE.22 GMAV-10 1406, EE.23 SI-MY-PTP 1406, EE.23 SI-PTP 1406, EE.23 SI-OY-PTP 1511 and EE.25 WWC 1406.
Payment of benefits under the annuity contract is the obligation of, and is guaranteed by, the insurance company issuing the annuity. Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the insurer. Products are backed by the full financial strength of Integrity Life.
Earnings and pre-tax payments are subject to income tax at withdrawal. Withdrawals may be subject to charges. Neither Western & Southern member companies, nor their agents, offer tax advice. Interest rates are declared by the insurance company at annual effective rates, taking into account daily compounding of interest. Product and feature availability, as well as benefit provisions, vary by state. See your financial professional for product details and limitations.
No bank guarantee. Not a deposit. May lose value. Not FDIC/NCUA insured. Not insured by any federal government agency