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May 04, 2015 7:24 PM ET

Insurance

Company Overview of Allianz Life Insurance Company Of North America

Company Overview

Allianz Life Insurance Company Of North America, along with its subsidiaries, provides fixed and variable annuities, and life insurance products. The company provides its individual insurance products through independent agents, registered representatives, and other financial professionals in the United States. The company was formerly known as North American Life and Casualty and changed its name to Allianz Life Insurance Company Of North America in March 1993. The company was founded in 1896 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Allianz Life Insurance Company Of North America operates as a subsidiary of Allianz of America, Inc.

5701 Golden Hills Drive

PO Box 1344

Minneapolis, MN 55416-1297

United States

Founded in 1896

Phone:

763-765-7783

Fax:

763-765-6415

Key Executives for Allianz Life Insurance Company Of North America

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director, Member of Executive Committee and Member of Actuarial Balances Committee
Age: 57
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Director, Member of Executive Committee and Member of Actuarial Balances Committee
Age: 42
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 58
Interim Chairman of Fireman's Fund, Chief Executive Officer for Allianz of America Corporation and President for Allianz of America Corporation
Field Senior Vice President of Broker Dealer Distribution and President of Allianz Life Financials Services Llc
Age: 47
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Allianz Life Insurance Company Of North America Key Developments

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Launches Two Investment Options to Variable Annuity Portfolio

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America launched two new investment options available on all new business and in-force Allianz VisionSM Variable Annuity and Allianz ConnectionsSM Variable Annuity products. The AZL® MVP DFA Multi-Strategy Fund and the RCM Dynamic Multi-Asset Plus VIT Portfolio are now available on contracts that either have no additional optional benefits or have the optional Income Protector rider. The addition of these popular investment options from experienced asset managers supports Allianz Life’s commitment to the variable annuity marketplace. These investment options offer clients an additional asset allocation solution and can serve as the foundation for their overall portfolio. The AZL MVP DFA Multi-Strategy Fund combines a number of DFA’s popular strategies into an asset allocation composed of U.S. large and small-cap, international and emerging markets equity, and global fixed income asset classes through the MVP risk management process. The goal of the MVP risk management process is to manage the risk of market exposure. When overall market volatility is generally moderate or low, the MVP risk management process participates with the market equal to the risk of the investment option thus minimizing its protection aspect. During periods of higher market volatility, the MVP risk management process seeks to reduce volatility with the goal of minimizing extreme negative outcomes. RCM Dynamic Multi-Asset Plus VIT Portfolio: The RCM Dynamic Multi-Asset Plus VIT Portfolio (DMAP) is being offered to Allianz Life as an investment option for the first time by Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI). Using the expertise of more than 500 investment professionals across 17 countries, AllianzGI is an active investment manager with $499 billion in assets under management. The DMAP strategy seeks capital appreciation and risk mitigation relative to a global 60% equities/40% fixed-income benchmark. Using a unique approach, the DMAP strategy dynamically allocates its assets based on the investment management team’s assessment of asset class trends and their underlying fundamentals. The strategy favors riskier asset classes when trends and fundamentals are positive and becomes more defensive in its positioning when they are not. The investment team has the ability to dynamically adjust the equity allocation up to 65% when markets are favorable and down to 10% in times of market stress offering opportunity for enhanced returns and risk control for investors through active asset allocation.

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Promotes Julia Gutz Moller to Assistant Vice President of U.S. Marketing, Brand and Creative Services in Marketing Division

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America promoted Julia Gutz Moller to assistant vice president of U.S. Marketing, Brand and Creative Services in the Marketing division. In her new role, Gutz Moller drives the U.S. Marketing strategy through national marketing campaigns and manages key stakeholder relationships with Allianz affiliates across the country. She is also responsible for the Allianz Life brand and leads the internal creative agency responsible for creative design, writing, account management, vendor management and production of marketing materials and media. Gutz Moller reports to Vice President of Brand and Marketing Services, Lisa Hoene. In her most recent role, Gutz Moller was senior director U.S. Marketing, Brand and Creative Services where she updated the Allianz Life brand strategy, introduced integrated marketing planning and oversaw all new creative campaigns.

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Promotes Dirk Megarry to Assistant Vice President, IT and Financial Solutions

Allianz Life Insurance Company Of North America promoted Dirk Megarry to assistant vice president IT and Financial Solutions in the Technology division. In his new role, Megarry develops the company-wide IT program strategy, manages projects, and directs budgets for major IT projects. He reports to the Vice President of IT Application Development, Troy Hamlin. Megarry has been with Allianz Life since 2004 where he held a role as an IT capability director. Most recently, Megarry was an IT senior program director for Data, Actuarial Solutions and Enterprise Applications where he led the design and implementation of a new technology transformation project that supported major processing applications for the company. Before joining Allianz Life, he was vice president of Marketing Technology with IQ Marketing Inc. in Edina, Minn. where he was responsible for developing cross-media marketing products that supported strategic customer marketing plans.

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