Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) named Sean Hayward as a new senior director in the Actuarial department. In this role, Hayward will be responsible for developing all financial models for the company. He will report to the Vice President of Actuarial Reporting and Analysis, John Esch.
"We are constantly working to improve our financial modeling capabilities and Sean's extensive experience will help us enhance our capabilities," said Esch. "As we continue to build new and innovative products, it's crucial that we add talent like Sean to our team."
Before joining Allianz Life, Hayward was an actuarial programmer with Toronto, Canada -based actuarial software developer GGY AXIS where he led the development of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) functionality along with developing specifications and programming complex functionality. Prior to that, he was vice president of Investments with Tetrem Capital Management of Winnipeg, leading quantitative research and developing the internal data warehouse used for all client statements and quantitative modeling. Hayward previously worked at Allianz Life in Financial Development and also spent time with Ameriprise Financial as a senior investment risk analyst.
Hayward received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba studying actuarial math and finance. He also earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota in finance. Hayward is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Chartered Financial Analyst, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2012, has been keeping its promises since 1896. Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and life insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with 150,000 employees worldwide. More than 78 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to help them make the most of financial opportunities.
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
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