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E. King Poor quoted in article "Illinois Court Declares FIAs Are Not Securities"

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After three years of agency and court litigation, the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District has ruled that, under Illinois law, fixed indexed annuities are only to be regulated as insurance products and not as securities. This comes as a major victory for the fixed annuity industry as a whole, in addition to the more than 20,000 agents and advisors licensed to sell fixed annuities in the state.

King Poor, lead attorney from Quarles & Brady, commented, "The court's clear ruling in a published opinion provides much needed guidance that the law does not allow fixed indexed annuities to be regulated as securities. The historic regulation of these annuities as only insurance products remains intact."


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