Who's on top in the variable annuities business? That depends on whom you ask.

Hartford Life Insurance of Simsbury, Conn., long the top underwriter as ranked by total sales, says it deserves the accolades. But American Skandia of Shelton, Conn., challenging Hartford, says it leads by another measure distribution.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.