Stan Garrison Haithcock

  • Nationally recognized expert on annuities
  • Author of several annuity owner's manuals
  • Has more than two decades of experience in the financial services industry


Stan Haithcock is an annuity expert and national consumer advocate, serving as a keynote speaker on the controversial topic of annuities as worthwhile investments.  

He has written a book, "The Annuity Stanifesto," which is a go-to resource for all things annuity, which strives to redefine how investors purchase annuities.

Stan wrote about annuities for The Balance, and before that, he had a successful 25-year career on Wall Street as an investment advisor with firms like Dean Witter, Morgan Stanley, Paine Webber, and UBS. He then switched gears and began educating consumers about annuities as "Stan The Annuity Man." 

Stan's investment management background has helped him educate clients and investing consumers on how annuities should properly fit into a portfolio as a contractual transfer of risk strategy.

Stan is the author of "The Annuity Stanifesto" (2014).

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