For Immediate Release
Pacific Life Helps Facilitate Better Client Conversations
through a New Digital Asset Allocation Platform
Newport Beach, Calif. (August 15, 2013) - Pacific Life is taking diversification digital. Financial advisors can now access quarterly holdings data as well as information about the company's best-selling variable annuity asset allocation portfolios-Portfolio Optimization Portfolios and Pacific Dynamix® Portfolios-anywhere, anytime, online to use for conversations with clients.
"Thanks to this format, advisors can instantly access our two most popular asset allocation solutions with greater ease. The language is simple, the information is focused, and the content tells a complete and engaging story. Any advisor who wants to start a conversation about achieving disciplined asset allocation and broad portfolio diversification within our variable annuities can start it here," says Christine Tucker, vice president, Pacific Life's Retirement Solution Division. That is a particularly important conversation today. Over the past 15 years, asset correlation factors have risen dramatically, making diversification decisions more challenging.
The new digital platform for Portfolio Optimization and Pacific Dynamix is part of Pacific Life's "LIFT" campaign which is focused on educating and reminding advisors and clients about the fundamental benefits of a variable annuity without a rider. Variable annuities now offer a broader range of investment options than at any other period in their history. At Pacific Life this includes options focused on alternative investments that, outside a tax-deferred vehicle, might be tax-inefficient. "Today's investors need professional managers who can look past the traditional Morningstar® style boxes and consider a wider universe of asset classes. Inside a tax-deferred variable annuity, any asset class can be considered without impacting the client's current tax bill," says Tucker.
The digital platform also gives advisors an alternative when presenting investment option information. "Independent advisors have always had traditional paper and web-based information," says Tucker. "This new format is a natural next step in using the power of digital communication to facilitate more meaningful one-on-one client conversations."
Advisors are invited to preview the new platform at http://www.portopt.com/ and http://www.pacificdynamix.com/. For information about Pacific Life's entire range of variable annuity investment options, visit the Financial Professionals website at http://www.pacificlife.com/ or call a Pacific Life consultative wholesaler at (800)722-2333.
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