New York — Difficult market conditions have hammered variable annuities, but fixed annuities have held their own as investors have looked for products with a guaranteed return, industry analysts say.

Assets held in fixed annuities increased 1% during the third quarter, to $66.4 billion as of Sept. 30, 2008, according to LIMRA International Inc. 

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