Jackson® Sponsors Second Annual Alts Virtual Summit
Marquee sponsorship is part of Jackson’s continued investment in advisor
LANSING, Mich. -- May 8, 2013
Jackson National Life Insurance Company^® (Jackson) will serve as a marquee
sponsor for the second annual Alts Virtual Summit at 9:30 a.m. EDT May 15. The
event, hosted by RIA Database and ETF Trends, is a free, online conference
created exclusively for financial professionals, with the aim of promoting
alternative investing education. Through an entirely digital platform,
attendees are able to view speaker presentations, participate in live webinars
and visit the exhibitor hall, networking lounge and “hot topic” forums.
“At Jackson, we believe education is the top priority for advisors, and we are
committed to equipping them with the tools, resources and strategies designed
to help them incorporate alternatives into client portfolios,” said Clifford
Jack, executive vice president and head of retail for Jackson. “The Alts
Virtual Conference is a great example of how we can continue to engage
advisors in new and unique ways, and we are proud to serve as a top sponsor.”
Steve Young, chief investment officer for Curian Capital^®, LLC, Jackson’s
retail asset management subsidiary, will be a featured speaker in the “Liquid
Fund Alternatives” session, one of the seven interactive discussion panels,
which will provide an overview of the growing number of options covering
inverse, leverage, commodity, currency, real estate and volatility strategies.
The panelists will discuss the various alternative choices, highlighting ways
to utilize alternative investments in an attempt to manage risk, improve
diversification and provide enhanced returns.
In addition, Bill Harding, vice president and head of Investment Management
for Jackson National Asset Management, LLC^® will participate in the panel “An
Advisor’s Guide to Manager Selection.” Given the potential correlation between
manager quality and future performance, panelists will review the importance
of the manager due diligence process. Each panel discussion has been approved
for one CFP/CIMA CE credit.
The marquee sponsorship is another example of Jackson’s commitment to advisor
education. Jackson’s educational program aims to meet increasing advisor
demand for information on the utilization of alternative investments. The
program is focused on providing a wide variety of training and educational
opportunities for advisors, including seminars, continuing education programs,
one-on-one support from one of the largest wholesaling forces in the annuity
industry and an expansive library of online tools and resources.
For more information on discussion topics, or to register, visit
Jackson is a leading provider of retirement solutions and educational
resources for industry professionals and consumers. The company offers a
diverse range of products including variable, fixed and fixed index annuities
to retail customers, and fixed income products to institutional investors.
Jackson subsidiaries and affiliates provide asset management and retail
brokerage services. With $165.4 billion in assets (IFRS),* Jackson prides
itself on product innovation, sound corporate risk management practices and
strategic technology initiatives. The company, which is focused on thought
leadership and education, develops proprietary research, industry insights and
financial representative training on retirement planning and alternative
investment strategies. Jackson is also dedicated to corporate social
responsibility and supports charities focused on helping children and seniors
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Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York^®.
*Jackson has $165.4 billion in total IFRS assets and $150.9 billion in IFRS
policy liabilities primarily set aside to pay future policyowner benefits (as
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international accounting standards indicating how transactions and other
events should be reported in financial statements. IFRS is issued by the
International Accounting Standards Board in an effort to increase global
comparability of financial statements and results. IFRS is used by Jackson’s
Jackson National Life Insurance Company is an indirect subsidiary of
Prudential plc, a company incorporated in England and Wales. Prudential plc
and its affiliated companies constitute one of the world's leading financial
services groups. It has been in existence for 165 years and had $658.3 billion
in assets under management as of December 31, 2012. Prudential plc is not
affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc., a company whose
principal place of business is in the United States of America.
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underlying investment options. The current prospectus provides this and other
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Annuities are issued by Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Home Office:
Lansing, Michigan) and Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York
(Home Office: Purchase, New York). Variable products are distributed by
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state variations may apply. These contracts have limitations and restrictions,
including possible withdrawal charges, recapture charges and excess interest
adjustments. Contact your representative or the Company for more information.
Portfolios that have a greater percentage of alternatives may have greater
risks, especially those including arbitrage, currency, leveraging and
commodities. This additional risk can offset the benefit of diversification.
Although asset allocation among different asset categories generally limits
risk and exposure to any one category, the risk remains that management may
favor an asset category that performs poorly relative to the other asset
categories. Some of those risks include general economic risk, geopolitical
risk, commodity-price volatility, counterparty and settlement risk, currency
risk, derivatives risk, emerging markets risk, foreign securities risk,
high-yield bond exposure, noninvestment-grade bond exposure, index investing
risk, industry concentration risk, leveraging risk, market risk, prepayment
risk, liquidity risk, real estate investment risk, sector risk, short sales
risk, temporary defensive positions and large cash positions.
Please remember that a Jackson annuity is intended to be a long-term,
tax-deferred vehicle for retirement. An annuity's earnings are taxable as
ordinary income when withdrawn and, if taken before age 59 1/2, may be subject
to a 10% federal tax penalty. Variable annuities involve investment risks and
may lose value.
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result or be achieved or accomplished.
Curian Capital® is a registered investment advisor and affiliate of Jackson
National Life Distributors LLC. Jackson National Asset Management LLC is
affiliated with Jackson National Life Distributors LLC.
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