Monthly Archives: August 2014

Dr. Johnson to Lead The American College

The Board of Trustees of The American College of Financial Services has named Robert R. Johnson, Ph.D., CFA, CAIA, as president and CEO, beginning October 1, 2014. Dr. Johnson’s extensive scholarship, experience in investment management, and results in building global awareness for financial services education, make him uniquely qualified to lead The American College. “Dr. Johnson will continue The American ...

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NAIFA Annual Report Now Available

The NAIFA 2013-2014 Annual Report is now available. The report contains messages from the NAIFA President, John Nichols, MSM, CLU, as well as from NAIFA’s CEO, Dr. Susan Waters, CAE. Included in the report are also committee updates from several NAIFA volunteers who have taken time from their busy schedules to serve as heads of the association’s national committees. To ...

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NAIFA to Kick Off 125th Anniversary Celebration at Career Conference

It’s official—NAIFA is turning 125 next year! The association is marking this important milestone with a yearlong celebration, which starts at the 2014 Career Conference and Annual Meeting in San Diego. When 70 insurance agents gathered in Boston to form the National Association of Life Underwriters in 1890, little did they know they were sowing the seeds for the nation’s largest ...

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Program to address industry need for more financial advisors

The financial services firm Edward Jones is partnering with Securities Training Corporation to help prepare students for a career as a financial advisor, according to a news release issued by Edward Jones. The partnership was formed to encourage more students to consider a career as a financial advisor. Beginning this fall, Kansas State University will offer a credit course that ...

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Insurers’ Use of Social Media Jumps

A new LIMRA survey finds that 93 percent of life insurance companies had social media programs in place in 2013, up 55 percent from 2010 (when only 60 percent of companies used social media). More than three quarters of companies report having social media programs targeted at the public (77 percent); while 7 in 10 have programs supporting financial professionals’ ...

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Boomer Esiason’s Got Your Back

MVP quarterback Boomer Esiason will again be the spokesperson for Life Insurance Awareness Month this September, and Life Happens has a wide range of resources you can use to leverage his message.

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