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VentureClash Announces Winners of 2018 $5 Million Global Venture Challenge

Nassau Re was a proud sponsor of VentureClash, $5 million global investment challenge for early-stage companies in digital health, financial technology, insurance technology and the Internet of Things. The final pitch event was held on Thursday, October 18, at the Yale School of Management in New Haven.

In all, nine companies from six different countries participated in the final pitch event. VentureClash judges awarded six companies with investments, mentoring and customer introductions to help them grow and succeed. The winning companies are required to establish a presence in Connecticut.

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Nassau Re’s Expanded Website is Live; Incorporates All Content from Phoenix’s Website

Hartford, CT, July 10, 2018 – Nassau Re launched an expanded website today at nsre.com, incorporating all of the consumer and agent resources previously found on Phoenix’s website, nsre.com/phoenix. The consolidated website is an early step in the company’s move to grow under the Nassau Re brand. In the coming months, more sales and service materials will begin to carry the Nassau Re name.

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LOMA’s Fellow, Secure Retirement Institute professional designation

Michael Zanta, assistant vice president and product delivery manager, talks about pursuing LOMA’s  Fellow, Secure Retirement Institute (FSRI) professional designation in LOMA’s monthly magazine.

LOMA, an international trade association for the insurance and financial services industry, launched the FSRI professional designation program in 2013 to support the growing retirement planning and income marketplace.

Zanta said, “The FSRI designation program provided me with a solid understanding of the pillars that support retirement programs in the United States, as well as the opportunities that exist to make these programs more sustainable.”

He added, “… All companies need to think innovatively to provide the products our clients need in the ever-changing retirement environment.”

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Accelerator Programs Offer Access to Innovation

Paul Tyler, Nassau Re’s chief marking officer, talks about boosting insurance innovation in Hartford with the newly formed insurtech accelerator. Hartford InsurTech Hub opened in January, driven by Startupbootcamp, a Danish firm the operates accelerators in several industries.

“Paul Tyler moved to Hartford, Conn., in 2016 as chief marketing officer for Phoenix Life Insurance. Hartford has long been an insurance hub, and Tyler was eager to learn how the industry was responding to changes in consumers’ buying habits.

““When I arrived in Hartford, I was thinking, wow, there’s got to be a lot of stuff going on,’’ Tyler says. “I started reaching out to a lot of people to see what was happening, and it was very, very quiet, just kind of waiting for somebody to throw a match.”

“Two years later, a match has been thrown.

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First new annuity since Nassau Re deal

ThinkAdvisor reports on our first new annuity introduced since the Nassau Re acquisition, NassauMYAnnuity (5X, 7X).

The product is a single-premium, multi-year guarantee annuity. The annuity pays a guaranteed rate of interest, and a purchaser can choose between a 5-year or 7-year guarantee period. The current rate is 3.4% for the 5X version of the annuity and 3.5% for the 7X version.

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