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Between 20, life insurance companies sold about $1.4 trillion worth of variable annuities, according to LIMRA, an industry association.Caramadre got the seeds of his idea in the mid-90s when he attended an investment seminar for insurance agents.Variable annuities were developed in the 1950s, initially as a way to give teachers retirement options.Insurable interest was not an issue and could have been an impediment to widespread adoption of the product.Their hunger for profits in a period of dizzying growth and competition, he contends, left them vulnerable to someone with his unusual acumen.

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With this guarantee, if the market crashes — but you die before your investment recovers — your beneficiary still gets a lump sum equal to either the death benefit or the value of the investments in your account, whichever is greater.