One client came to us having just invested in approximately $1,000,000 in annuities in the year 2000. The “advisor” had recommended subaccounts that were not only 100% stocks but also aggressive growth subaccounts. The positions were bleeding money fast. We convinced the insurance company that there was a great deal of negligence involved in selling the client these annuities. The insurance company waived the surrender charges which were substantial.
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