With alternative use on the rise, guided strategies may become an important part of bridging that knowledge gap for advisers. According to those surveyed, guided strategies from product providers will play a key role in their use of alternatives. More than 95 percent of respondents said that guided strategies would be very or somewhat important in their construction of client portfolios. Nearly four out of five advisers said they would be more likely to use alternatives if offered within a guided strategy.“The needs of investors are changing in today’s marketplace,” Jack said. “Portfolio allocation strategies are evolving beyond the traditional 60/40 model. As financial advisers adapt to these new strategies and rely more on alternative asset classes, product providers must offer the tools and resources they need to meet these demands. The advisers who took part in this survey made it very clear that guided strategies could play an important role in that effort.” Jackson distributed the survey to advisers in attendance at more than 100 road shows across the country in support of Elite Access, a variable annuity designed to provide the potential for greater portfolio diversification through the use of alternative asset classes. The surveys were conducted in March 2012 and responses were received from 2,190 advisers. To request a copy of the executive summary, please contact Ryan McSparran at 303-224-7537 or email@example.com. To learn more about Elite Access, advisers should please visit www.Elite-Access.com or call 888-565-4997. 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). International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is a principles-based set of international accounting standards indicating how transactions and other events should be reported in financial statements. IFRS is issued by the International Accounting Standards Board in an effort to increase global comparability of financial statements and results. IFRS is used by Jackson’s parent, Prudential plc, to report the Group’s financial results.
Diversification does not assure a profit or protect loss in a declining market.Elite Access Fixed and Variable Annuity (VA650, VA 660) is issued by Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Home Office: Lansing, Michigan) and in New York (VA650NY, VA 660NY) by Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York (Home Office: Purchase, New York). Variable annuities are distributed by Jackson National Life Distributors LLC, member FINRA. May not be available in all states, and state variations apply. This product has limitations and restrictions, including withdrawal charges and excess interest adjustments (interest rate adjustments in New York) where applicable. Jackson issues other variable annuities with similar features, benefits, limitations and charges. Discuss them with your representative or contact Jackson for more information. Before investing, investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the variable annuity and its underlying investment options. The current contract prospectus and underlying fund prospectuses, which are contained in the same document, provide this and other important information. Please contact the Company to obtain the prospectuses. Please read the prospectuses carefully before investing or sending money. Variable annuities are long-term, tax-deferred investment vehicles designed for retirement. Earnings are taxable as ordinary income when distributed and, if withdrawn before age 59½, may be subject to a 10% federal tax penalty. Variable annuities involve investment risks and may lose value. 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. . 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, non-investment 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.