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DBHC STRENGTHENS MARKETING WITH VICK & ASSOCIATES ACQUISITION
January 11, 2017
The financial marketing organization Dressander|BHC (DBHC) announced it has acquired Vick & Associates, another FMO, as part of its growth plans. DBHC supports agents and financial advisors in providing solutions and products to help clients meet and protect their retirement-planning needs.
IMO'S TO PRESS AHEAD WITH DOL COMPLIANCE
November 10, 2016
We are continuing to proceed as if the rule will be implemented while staying engaged in the dialogue to get a more workable solution for the industry and our customers." said Mike Kalen, CEO of Connecticut-based Futurity First Financial, owner of three IMOs and $2.5 billion in sales.
EYE ON THE FUTURE: FUTURITY FIRST READIES ADVISORS FOR DOL RULE
September 7, 2016
One IMO that's endeavoring to provide a seamless transition to a post-fiduciary regime is a Futurity First Financial Corp., one of six (out of more than 350) IMOs that have applied to become a financial institution with the DOL's Office of Exemption Determinations. To learn more about preparations underway at the company to prepare for the phase-in and what the internal changes will mean for its 4,000-plus advisors, LifeHealthPro interviewed Futurity First President and CEO Michael Kalen
D.C. COURT LIKELY TO UPHOLD FIDUCIARY RULE IN NAFA CASE
August 29, 2016
"We're working to find a solution here," said Mike Kalen, CEO of FFFC, in an interview. "There is no defined path for an IMO to qualify as a financial institution other than to apply with the DOL."
ANNUITY IMO'S PARTNER UP
August 3, 2016
National Independent insurance distribution company Futurity First Financial Corporation (FFFC) announced July 29 that it has acquired M3 Financial, a national annuity IMO based in New York City.
SUITABILITY ON STEROIDS: AGENT SUPERVISION UNDER DOL FIDUCIARY RULE
August 24, 2016
Futurity first Financial, which owns three IMOs, is planning to support a commission and a fee-based model for its agents, CEO Mike Kalen told InsuranceNewsNet. While insurance carriers are still developing their post-DOL commission options, it's most likely agents will opt for a commission-based model, of which Futurity First will offer three options.
FIRST FIDUCIARY RULE LAWSUIT GOES BEFORE A JUDGE TODAY
August 25, 2016
The first lawsuit filed to stop the Department of Labor's controversial fiduciary rule goes before a judge today in Washington, D.C. "we do not oppose the main principle of what the DOL is trying to accomplish," said Mike Kalen, CEO of Futurity First, a field marketing organization and a NAFA member. "What we struggle with is the implementation of those goals."
FFFC HAS HIRED BRUCE DONALDSON, EVP OF CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT
July 13, 2016
Futurity First Financial Corporation (FFFC), has hired Bruce Donaldson as part of its growth plans. FFFC, through its subsidiaries Dressander|BHC and Imeriti Financial Network, supports agents and financial advisors in providing solutions and products to help clients meet and protect their retirement-planning needs through fixed annuity and life insurance solutions.