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Linda Koco

Contributing Editor, Annuity News

Linda Koco, MBA, is a contributing editor to InsuranceNewsNet, specializing in life insurance, annuities and income planning. Linda can be reached at [email protected]

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Jeremy Alexander

President and CEO, Beacon Research

Jeremy Alexander is president and CEO of Beacon Research. Beacon tracks fixed and variable annuity sales, rates and features. It licenses product information and provides data and software for annuity distributors' web sites. Carriers use its tools at AnnuityNexus.com for research and sales support.

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Sheryl Moore

President & CEO, Wink Inc.

Ms. Moore provides competitive intelligence, market research, product development, consulting services and insight to select financial services companies. Ms. Moore works closely with regulators. Her research has been presented to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Conference on several occasions, to aid in their understanding of indexed products and provide guidance on issues such as suitability and illustrations.

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Kim O'Brien

Executive Director, NAFA

Kim O'Brien, CFP, MBA, CLU, ChFC, is the executive director of the National Association for Fixed Annuities. NAFA members now represent more than 94 percent of all carriers who offer deferred annuities – declared rate and indexed rate – and immediate annuities. In addition, NAFA's marketing company and agent membership represents more than 85 percent of fixed annuity production sold through the independent marketing channels.

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