Moving up an impressive 58 spots from where it first entered the Fastest-Growing list last year, this underwriter of annuities has posted record sales every year for the past three years. Last year’s sales exceeded $5 billion, while net income doubled to $86.2 million. And the key to American Equity's success? A growing demand for guaranteed retirement income products. The company offers a mix of pension plans that protect the principal sum invested and enjoy tax deferred growth. -- N.S.
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