Jackson® Sponsors Alternatives-Focused Virtual Summit

Jackson National Life Insurance Company ® (Jackson) will serve as a platinum sponsor for the Alts Virtual Summit, a free, online conference created exclusively for advisors as an educational forum on alternative investing. The summit is designed to replicate the experience of a live conference, allowing attendees to explore the event in a virtual setting, including attending keynote presentations, visiting vendor booths and interacting with fellow attendees. The summit will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time on June 27.

“As a leading distributor of alternative investments in the annuity market, Jackson is proud to sponsor this unique Alts Virtual Summit,” said Clifford Jack, executive vice president and head of retail for Jackson. “Playing a dominant role in the alternative investments conference for advisors supports our commitment to providing financial professionals with the education, tools and resources they need to incorporate alternative asset classes and strategies into their practice.”

Although financial professionals continue to seek ways to incorporate alternatives within client portfolios, many are unclear on how to effectively utilize these asset classes. Jackson is dedicated to providing opportunities that support training and education for advisors, including hosting regional seminars and training programs, providing one-on-one support from one of the largest wholesaling forces in the annuity industry and enhancing online tools and resources.

Steven Young, vice president and portfolio manager for Jackson National Asset Management, LLC ®, will be a featured speaker in the “Alternative Investing in Today’s Asset Allocation Model” session, one of the six interactive panel discussions that will be available at the event. Each panel discussion has been approved for one CFP CE credit.

Topics of the Alts Virtual Summit, produced by RIA Database and ETF Trends, Inc., include the following:
  • The role alternatives can play in the global economy and markets in 2012 and beyond
  • Expert guidance on portfolio construction methods
  • Specific alternative strategies that present opportunities
  • Alternative solutions and other innovative products and ideas
  • Using alternatives to create growth in a portfolio
  • Exploring critical alternative trends in 2012 and beyond
  • Hedging portfolio risk using alternatives

For more information or to register, visit www.AltsVirtual.com.

About Jackson National Life Insurance Company

With $120 billion in assets (IFRS)*, Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Jackson) is a leading provider of retirement solutions. The company sells variable, fixed and fixed index annuities, life insurance and institutional products. Through its affiliates and subsidiaries, Jackson also provides asset management and retail brokerage services. Jackson markets its products in 49 states and the District of Columbia through independent and regional broker-dealers, wirehouses, financial institutions and independent insurance agents. Jackson’s subsidiary, Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York ® , similarly markets products in the state of New York. For more information, visit www.jackson.com .

*Jackson has $120 billion in total IFRS assets and $109 billion in IFRS policy liabilities primarily set aside to pay future policyowner benefits (as of 12/31/11).

Annuities and life insurance are issued by Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Home Office: Lansing, Michigan) and in New York, annuities are issued by Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York (Home Office: Purchase, New York). Variable products are distributed by Jackson National Life Distributors LLC. May not be available in all states and state variations may apply. These products have limitations and restrictions. Contact the Company for more information.

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. The subaccounts expect to invest in positions that emphasize alternatives or non-traditional asset classes or investment strategies, and as a result, are subject to the risk factors of those asset classes. Some of those risks include general economic risk, geo-political 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.

Jackson National Life Insurance Company is an indirect subsidiary of Prudential plc, a company incorporated and with its principal place of business in the United Kingdom. Prudential plc and its affiliated companies constitute one of the world's leading financial services groups. It provides insurance and financial services directly and through its subsidiaries and affiliates throughout the world. It has been in existence for over 160 years and had $545 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2011. 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.

The following cautionary statement is included to make applicable and take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the Company. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements which are other than statements of historical facts. However, as with any projection or forecast, forward-looking statements are inherently susceptible to a number of risks and uncertainties and actual results and events could differ materially from those currently being anticipated as reflected in such forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that management’s expectations, beliefs or projections will result or be achieved or accomplished.

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