If a Dalbar Inc. poll is a good prophet, Hartford Life will remain No. 1 in bank sales of variable annuities and American General will lose that rank in fixed annuities.

Boston-based Dalbar Inc. asked 320 financial professionals working for or in banks to rank the performance of six providers of fixed annuities, nine of variable annuities, and 17 of mutual funds distributed through banks. They were asked to consider wholesaler support, investment management, operations support, sales literature, timeliness, and communication.

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