Allianz Life Hires Steve Koslow as Chief Compliance Officer
February 9, 2016 by Business Wire
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) and Allianz Life® Insurance Company of New York recently hired Steve Koslow as the chief compliance officer to oversee the compliance management system for insurance, broker/dealer and investment advisor regulated business as well as compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. He reports to Gretchen Cepek, Allianz Life general counsel.
“Steve brings more than 20 years of compliance experience to Allianz Life and is very well-suited to lead our team,” said Cepek. “Steve’s expertise will further support our efforts to deliver ethical and compliant business results that strengthen our values of integrity and customer centricity.”
Prior to joining Allianz Life, Koslow was the chief ethics and compliance officer with CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, Wis. where he formalized a company-wide compliance program and consolidated the company’s ethics and compliance functions. Building compliance experience, he also held director roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Madison and Chicago where he helped lead the strategy and execution of compliance projects for national life and health insurance companies. Prior to that, he held various attorney roles with MetLife, and the law firms of Schiff, Hardin & Waite and Holland & Hart.
Koslow earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. He also has a Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Ill.
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2015, 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 147,000 employees worldwide. More than 85 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 of NY is a wholly owned subsidiary of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (“Allianz”), a Minnesota insurance company. The Company is part of Allianz SE, a global financial group that serves over 78 million customers across 70 countries, and is the world’s 31st largest company (Fortune Global 500, July 2013) and second largest money manager (P&I / Towers Watson World 500, October 2013).
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