There has long been a debate over the benefits of individuals buying annuities products for their retirement needs. But Motley Fool contributor Jessica Alling shows investors a way to jump in on the recent spike in demand for annuities without actually having to buy a single product. Jessica discusses the opportunities available for big insurers and other retirement solutions firms, like AIG (NYSE: AIG ) , ING U.S. (NYSE: VOYA ) , MetLife (NYSE: MET ) , and SunLife Financial (NYSE: SLF ) , while also giving investors some perspective on which firms are likely to come out ahead of the pack.
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