Pacific Life Honored for Marketing Achievement in the Areas of Lifetime Income and ESG

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Hermes, Stevie®, and Telly Awards Recognize Institutional Business in Nine Areas

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pacific Life’s Institutional business team was honored with three Hermes Creative Awards, two Stevie® Awards from The American Business Awards®, and four Telly Awards for work that includes a financial literacy white paper, an ESG motion graphic video, and The Wave Strength podcast series.

Decoding Retirement: Key Insights into Participant Preferences for Lifetime Income Options, which received a gold Stevie®, a platinum Hermes, and a bronze Telly Award, reveals important findings about financial literacy and retirement preparedness. The white paper includes eye-opening statistics, such as, females are 73% more likely to report low financial literacy than males. The report was co-authored by Pacific Life’s Dr. Qi Sun, a financial economist in the Institutional business. The winning entry included the white paper, a key findings document, a landing page, and a LinkedIn Live webinar.

“It’s an honor to receive recognition from each of these prestigious awards associations,” said Michael Oler, AVP and head of Defined Contribution Lifetime Income, Pacific Life. “Helping to create better retirement outcomes for defined contribution participants is core to our mission at Pacific Life. And, with Decoding Retirement, Dr. Sun’s research has helped shine a spotlight on the critical need for financial literacy and the role that it has in helping participants on their journey to a more financially secure retirement.”

Beyond the Horizon, a motion graphic video that highlights Pacific Life’s Sustainable Financing Framework, received silver and bronze Telly Awards. “We are proud that our continued focus on ESG and the Sustainable Financing Framework is being recognized by the Telly Awards,” said Joe Krum, senior vice president, Global Institutional Investments Group, Pacific Life. “This recognition underscores Pacific Life’s enduring commitment to social responsibility and highlights our dedication to making a positive environmental and social difference to the world around us.”

The Institutional business’ podcast series, The Wave Strength, received four awards, including two gold Hermes Awards for excellence as a podcast series. The bronze Stevie® was awarded for Peace of Mind & Financial Security, a video that highlights Pacific Life’s innovative enhancement to a client’s award-winning retirement program. The video includes first-hand accounts of the positive impact the program has made on the participants’ lives. The bronze Telly was awarded for the LinkedIn livestream webinar, Improving Retirement Outcome for Women.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from the business awards community,” said Karen Neeley, vice president and head of Institutional Retirement Solutions Group, Pacific Life. “We are laser-focused on creating resources that improve financial literacy and retirement outcomes. These awards are a reflection of Pacific Life’s thought leadership, innovative approach, and continued commitment to the retirement readiness of our clients.”

The awards mark the latest achievements of Pacific Life’s Institutional Division. In just under five years, the Division has announced major collaborations with industry peers, hosted significant national events, and established itself as a thought leader in the defined contribution lifetime income, pension risk-transfer, and ESG space.

About Pacific Life

Pacific Life provides a variety of products and services designed to help individuals and businesses in the retail, institutional, workforce benefits, and reinsurance markets achieve financial security. Whether your goal is to protect loved ones or grow your assets for retirement, Pacific Life offers innovative life insurance and annuity solutions, as well as mutual funds, that provide value and financial security for current and future generations. Supporting our policyholders for more than 150 years, Pacific Life is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Newport Beach, California. For additional company information, including current financial strength ratings, visit

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