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A mutual fund pools money from many investors who share the same investment objective as the fund. Mutual funds give everyday investors a variety of investment opportunities. Investors in mutual funds benefit from the knowledge and experience of professional investment managers who are dedicated to security analysis, evaluation and selection. Investors can have immediate access to their money by selling shares at the fund's net asset value. Because mutual funds generally invest in a wide range of securities, like stocks and bonds, they provide easy diversification. And because mutual funds are sold in shares, no matter how much you invest, you own a proportionate amount of all the fund's holdings. Custody, tax reporting and record keeping are among the many services mutual fund companies provide in a highly cost-effective manner.
A variable annuity is a personal retirement strategy that can provide you with a solid foundation for your financial future. You may choose among a full range of professionally managed investment portfolios. Your investment return will then fluctuate over time reflecting the performance of the investment portfolios you choose. Your variable annuity investment provides for tax-deferred growth. You don't pay any current taxes on earnings until they are withdrawn. One of the most unique aspects of a variable annuity is the guarantee you can place on your investments. Variable annuities often provide investment value protection by offering guaranteed death and living benefits, at an additional cost. The death benefit guarantees investment amounts for your beneficiaries and living benefits protect investments amounts for you. Additionally, to protect against outliving your income, all variable annuities provide for lifetime income options, which can spread taxation over a lifetime.
Because every investor is unique, our investment programs are designed to link your specific investment needs to the appropriate method of professional investment management. In a world when traditional securities analysis and portfolio management are being questioned as out of date in relation to the "new" era of day trading, we are committed to providing personalized investment management services to individual, families, and fiduciaries. We emphasize that each client has unique needs and goals that deserve to be addressed differently. This approach has benefited clients of our firm for many years, and we believe it will remain a successful approach into future decades.
Note: All investments contain risk and may lose value. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss. Individual situations can vary, so you should always consult a qualified financial professional before making any investment decisions.
Variable annuities are long term investment vehicles designed to help investors save for retirement and involve certain contract limitations, fees, expenses and risks, including possible loss of the principal amount invested. The investment return and principal value may fluctuate so that the investment, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original cost. As with many investments, there are fees, expenses and risks associated with these contracts. All guarantees including the death benefit payments are dependent upon the claims paying ability of the issuing company and do not apply to the investment performance of the underlying funds in the variable annuity. Assets in the underlying funds are subject to market risks and may fluctuate in value.
Withdrawals of taxable amounts will be subject to ordinary income tax and possible mandatory federal income tax withholding. If taken prior to age 59½, a 10% IRS penalty may also apply. Withdrawals affect the variable annuity’s death benefit, cash surrender value and any living benefit and may also be subject to a contingent deferred sales charge.
Mutual funds and variable annuities are sold by prospectus only. You should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses before investing. A prospectus contains this and other important information. You should read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money. A prospectus may be obtained from your investment professional.