|[July 19, 2012]
Athene Leverages iPipeline CRM to Manage Multiple Channels and Boost Sales
EXTON, Pa. --(Business Wire)--
iPipeline®, the leader in on-demand marketing, selling and processing
solutions for the nation's top insurance carriers, distributors and
producers, today announced that Athene Annuity & Life Assurance has
selected iPipeline CRM as its sales channel management platform.
The solution will automate pre-issue suitability reviews for annuity
products, provide tracking and reporting on wholesaler and producer
sales activity, and deliver insight into team performance. It will be
hosted on iPipeline's cloud and made accessible via a Web browser. Athene
is the 2012 Winner of iPipeline's Visionary Award for their integrated,
Web-based advisor portal.
"Athene Annuity understands the extent to which innovative technology
can drive competitive advantage in the annuity market place," said Tim
Wallace, CEO, iPipeline. "iPipeline CRM will provide new insight into
sales channel performance and allow Athene to weigh the effectiveness of
their sales activities and production goals based on customer analytics.
The ability to automate pre-issue suitability reviews and receive
actionable information via customizable dashboards delivers a unique
speed-to-issue advantage. Business is moving at unprecedented speed.
iPipeline CRM enables carriers like Athene Annuity to rapidly react to
the market and manage the needs of their channel partners, boosting
"Our CRM requirements list is extensive. We need a client management
solution that integrates with our back-office systems and illustrations,
delivers visibility into producer and production data, and streamlines
pre-issue suitability reviews based on the NAIC Suitability in Annuity
Transactions model," said Chris Grady, Head of Retail for Athene.
"iPipeline CRM also makes it easy to create forms and workflows, embed
business rules, generate robust reporting, and share files among New
Business Group users. Athene partners with innovative solutions
providers who can positively impact our bottom line. iPipeline's high on
To learn ho you can implement iPipeline's solutions to support the
marketing, selling and processing of annuity and life products, contact email@example.com
or call 1-800-758-0824, option 2. View iPipeline's new Voice
of the Customer videos today.
About Athene Annuity
A subsidiary of Bermuda-based Athene Holding Ltd., Athene Annuity & Life
Assurance Company provides income solutions that help Americans prepare
for retirement. For over a century, Athene Annuity has earned the trust
of its policyholders through financial stability, integrity and service.
Its main administrative office is in Greenville, S.C. For more, please
About Athene Holding Ltd.
Athene and its companies manage net investment spread businesses with
over $10 billion in assets under management. The companies fund
themselves through reinsurance transactions, retail sales of fixed
annuities, and sales of institutional funding agreements. Athene
primarily invests in a diversified portfolio of highly-rated, liquid,
fixed income securities. The principal Athene companies include Athene
Annuity & Life Assurance Company, a Delaware-domiciled stock life
insurance company focused on retail fixed annuity sales and reinsurance,
Athene Life Re Ltd., a Bermuda-based reinsurer focused on the retirement
services market, and Athene Life Insurance Company, an Indiana-domiciled
stock life insurance company focused on the institutional funding
Athene's founders are James R. Belardi, CEO of Athene Holding Ltd. and
Athene Annuity, and Chip Gillis, CEO of Athene Life Re and its majority
shareholder is an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, LLC. Belardi
previously served as President of SunAmerica Life Insurance Company and
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of AIG Retirement
Services. Gillis previously served as the former head of Bear Stearns'
Insurance Solutions. Further information about our companies can be
found at www.athene.com.
iPipeline leads its industry in providing the next-generation suite of
sales distribution software to the insurance and financial services
markets through its on-demand service. iPipeline's channel solutions for
carriers, distributors, and producers automate activities for CRM, forms
distribution and processing, quotes and illustrations, in Good Order
e-Applications, agency management, data services, policy delivery and
related services, enabling the insurance industry to market, sell, and
process faster. iPipeline provides the process automation and
seamless integration needed to make a sale by aggregating approximately
120 carriers, 1,200 distributors, and 400,000 financial professionals
and advisors in a single, Web-based environment -- the iPipeline
Customer Network. With headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania, iPipeline
has offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, the United
Kingdom, and Vancouver. Visit us at www.ipipeline.com.
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