New Interest Crediting Strategy, Hindsight 20/20SM, Customizes Approach for Clients with its "Best of Performance" Approach

DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- F&G Annuities & Life, Inc. (NYSE: FG) ("F&G" or "Company"), a leading provider of insurance solutions serving retail annuity and life customers and institutional clients, has launched its first Registered Index-Linked Annuity (RILA), F&G Confidence BuilderSM. The Company's newest product addresses retirement challenges from volatility to inflation, seeking to find a balance between managing risk and long-term growth potential. 

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The RILA category has experienced rapid growth over the last few years, with total industry RILA sales forecasted to be at a record level between $44 to $48 billion in 20231 as advisors and consumers continue to find RILAs an attractive solution in the current market. Confidence Builder enhances F&G's expanding retail product suite, backed by the Company's number one ranking from J.D. Power in customer satisfaction among annuity providers.2

While limited risk exposure is important to American investors,3 they are still open to some level of risk according to F&G's recent Risk Tolerance Tracker. Four out of five (77%) respondents reported that some level of risk in exchange for higher return potential is important to them when considering retirement products, indicating a strong appetite for offerings such as RILAs. 

"As investors deal with ongoing market volatility and inflation, F&G has designed Confidence Builder to do just that, helping clients build confidence in their retirement strategy with comprehensive options to personalize the product," said John Currier, President, Retail Markets at F&G. "F&G's new RILA is positioned to be a solution that maximizes growth potential, limits downside risk and offers flexibility to adapt to changing market conditions."

Confidence Builder personalizes investment strategies through customizable crediting periods, diverse crediting methods, tailored level of downside protection depending on individual preference and a broad range of index options.

Introducing Hindsight 20/20SM
The innovative Hindsight 20/20 strategy is powered by BofA Securities and tracks three distinct indexes, each designed to perform in different market conditions: BofA MP Balanced Index, BofA MP Growth Index and BofA MP Defensive Index. At the end of the crediting period, regardless of market fluctuations, Hindsight 20/20 applies the "best-of performance" among these three indexes, allowing customers to benefit from the best performing of these indices.4  

"The BofA MP Indices are inspired by model portfolio strategies and include equity exposure ranging from 40% to 75% to meet different risk tolerance levels as well as varying allocations to four familiar, commonly used assets," said William Holligan, Managing Director and Head of Structured Equity Derivatives Sales at BofA Securities. "We are pleased to collaborate with F&G, which builds on our commitment to continue providing innovative solutions to clients."

"Imagine being able to capture the best performance from three different indexes, even after the fact. That's precisely what F&G Confidence Builder's Hindsight 20/20 offers for clients," said Tom Olson, SVP, Financial Institutions Distribution for F&G. "With Hindsight 20/20, advisors can focus less on the need to predict market movements while instead focusing on a personalized investment strategy."

1LIMRA Annuity Market Forecast
2For J.D. Power 2023 award information, visit jdpower.com/awards
3Learn more about the risk tolerance tracker survey here. To qualify for the survey, respondents had to be age 30+, have sole or shared financial decision-making responsibility for their household, and own financial products valued at $10,000 or more.
4The best-performing index may have negative performance, under-perform the general market, and/or be subject to a buffer. Buffers offer protection from initial losses up to a certain pre-determined threshold, then you're responsible for any additional losses. Hindsight 20/20 strategy is only available on 6-year segments.

For more complete information about F&G registered index-linked annuities, call your financial professional or F&G at 888.513.8797 for a prospectus. The prospectus contains details on investment objectives, risks, fees, and expenses, as well as other information about the registered index-linked annuity, which you should carefully consider.

Guarantees are based on the claims paying ability of the issuing insurer, Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company, Des Moines, IA. F&G Securities, LLC. "FGSL" is a broker-dealer and affiliate of F&G and is a member of FINRA and distributes this product.

The provisions, riders and optional additional features of this product have limitations and restrictions, may have additional charges, and are subject to change. Contracts are subject to state availability, and certain restrictions may apply. See the prospectus for details.

About F&G 

F&G is committed to helping Americans turn their aspirations into reality. F&G is a leading provider of insurance solutions serving retail annuity and life customers and institutional clients and is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, please visit https://www.fglife.com/.

"F&G" is the marketing name for Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company issuing insurance in the United States outside of New York. Life insurance and annuities issued by Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company, Des Moines, IA.

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Disclaimer

BofA Securities Inc. and its Affiliates ("BofAS" or "Licensor"), BofA MP Indices (the "Indices" and each, an "Index") and related information, the name "BofAS", and related trademarks, are intellectual property of BofAS, licensed from BofAS to Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company ("Licensee"). Neither the Licensee nor any annuity product ("Product") referencing the Indices is sponsored, operated, endorsed, sold or promoted by BofAS. Obligations to make payments under any Product are solely the obligation of Licensee pursuant to the term of the contract between Licensee and you, and are not the responsibility of BofAS. BofAS, the Indices and related information, the name of Licensor, and related trademarks may not be copied, used, or distributed without BofAS's prior written approval. The Products have not been passed on as to their legality or suitability, and are not regulated, issued, endorsed, sold, guaranteed, or promoted by BofAS. BofAS's only relationship to Licensee is the licensing of certain trademarks and trade names and the Indices or components thereof and certain hedging arrangements between BofAS and the Licensee or its Affiliates and BofAS is not a party to any transaction contemplated herein. BOFAS MAKES NO WARRANTIES AND BEARS NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE INDICES, ANY RELATED INFORMATION, THE TRADEMARKS, OR THE PRODUCT(S) (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR QUALITY, ACCURACY, SUITABILITY AND/OR COMPLETENESS).

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Contact:
Lisa Foxworthy-Parker
SVP of Investor & External Relations
Investor.relations@fglife.com
515.330.3307

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