Hybrid annuities are not your traditional every day annuity. A Hybrid Annuity is a newer evolution in the annuity product world and they are best suited to investors who are interested in preserving one’s principle whilst participating in the upside potential that can be yielded from the investment market. Now lets dive into that a bit deeper, there are some caps and some parts that can limit the upside for the hybrid annuity owner. Hybrid annuities are still principal-protected annuities but investors end up making a slight trade off in upside potential in the markets in exchange for a guarantee of principal.

The fixed index annuity is also referred to as the hybrid annuity. It borrows some of the features from the immediate annuity, from the fixed annuity, and also from the variable annuity. Hence the term “hybrid”.

Hybrid Annuities Explained

Hybrid annuities take from the immediate annuity the concepts of income for retirement, guaranteed income, and income for life. From the fixed annuity, it takes the feature of a guaranteed rate of return. The third feature that it takes is from a variable annuity, which allows the investor to participate in the upside of the market through the products attachment to the stock market. Hybrid annuities are for the active or slightly more progressive investor or retiree and should definitely be reviewed with the help of one of our financial advisors

For more information about annuities, take a look at our annuity guide.