Senior Associate, Variable Annuity Product Management - New York Life Investments Group
New York , New York
December 19, 2016

New York Life Investments, a division of New York Life Insurance Company, is one of the world's largest global asset managers. With more than $500 billion in assets under management, the Investments Group manages premiums paid by the company's six million policyholders, and a global asset management business. New York Life Investments offers a full suite of guaranteed products and annuities, as well as institutional and retail asset management products. It also oversees ten independent investment management boutiques responsible for managing the company's third party assets.

New York Life Insurance Company (“New York Life” or “the company”) is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*. Founded in 1845, New York Life is headquartered in New York City, maintains offices in all fifty states, and owns Seguros Monterrey New York Life in Mexico.


New York Life is one of the most financially strong and highly capitalized insurers in the business. The company reported 2015 operating earnings of $1.875 billion. Total assets under management at year end 2015, with affiliates, totaled $528 billion. New York Life holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major ratings agencies: A.M. Best, A++; Fitch AAA; Moody’s Aaa; Standard & Poor’s AA+. (Source: Individual Third Party Ratings Report as of 8/11/15).


Financial strength, integrity and humanity—the values upon which New York Life was founded—have guided the company’s decisions and actions for over 170 years.



New York Life is looking for a highly qualified Senior Associate of Variable Annuity Product Management within our Investments Group (which includes the Retail Annuities business).  This role will assist in the management of the Variable Annuities product line with a focus on developing timely competitive intelligence and analysis. This position will report to the Product Manager for Variable Annuities.


Primary Responsibilities                                                                                                                                                                              

  • Conduct competitive intelligence and analysis of the annuity industry with a focus on variable annuities
  • Prepare written summaries for management covering new product ideas, project status updates and developments within the variable annuity marketplace
  • Assists in bringing products through the product development process, from ideation & focus group research, to business specification, platform specifications, business planning, development and roll out
  • Effectively steer cross-functional resources in a collaborative way to meet business objectives
  • Understands customer needs and is able to anticipate the changing needs, both in product and technology, of the retirement marketplace and ensure that New York Life has the proper annuity products, platforms and strategy in place to capitalize on market opportunities


    Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • 5+ years experience in variable annuity products across various share classes, intimate knowledge of living benefit riders a plus
  • Clearly understands and can articulate the design mechanics and value proposition of variable annuity products sold by competitors
  • Is an excellent communicator who is able to express ideas in writing and orally in an eloquent and engaging manner
  • Deep understanding of annuity product design, product positioning and distribution markets; familiarity with Strategic Insight - Annuity Insight, LIMRA Research, and Morningstar Annuity Intelligence a plus
  • Proven ability to lead effective meetings
  • Demonstrates high energy and a passion for work
  • Has a flexible and creative approach; enjoys working across the organization in a team oriented environment
  • Has a consistent track record of contributing to the success and growth of the business


    *Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500, Ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune Magazine, June 15, 2015.  See  for methodology.








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*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500, Ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune Magazine, June 15, 2015.  See  for methodology.

1. Operating earnings is the key measure use by management to track Company’s profitability from ongoing operations and underlying profitability of the business. This indicator is based on generally accepted accounting principles in the US(GAAP), with certain adjustments Company believes to be appropriate as a measurement approach ( non GAAP), primarily the removal of gains or losses on investments and related adjustments.

2. Assets under management represent Consolidated Domestic and International insurance Company Statutory assets (cash and invested assets and separate account assets) and third party assets principally managed by New York Life Investment management Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company.

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