Provides F&G with 49% Ownership Stake of SYNCIS
Validates Diversification Strategy to Expand Owned Distribution While Boosting Presence in Underserved Markets
DES MOINES, Iowa , Jan. 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- F&G Annuities & Life, Inc. (NYSE: FG) ("F&G"), a leading provider of insurance solutions serving retail annuity and life customers and institutional clients, today announced that a subsidiary of F&G has acquired a 49% equity ownership stake in SYNCIS, a top independent marketing organization (IMO) and longtime F&G partner.
SYNCIS has been a leading distribution partner of F&G for nearly 15 years, as well as a contributing factor to F&G's rank as a top 3 indexed universal life (IUL) provider in number of policies issued in 20221. SYNCIS' mission is to help families and businesses attain vital financial protection to secure their financial future. SYNCIS' overall success and growth has expanded its reach into additional cultural segments within the middle-income market throughout the United States.
Chris Blunt, President and Chief Executive Officer of F&G, commented, "F&G's equity stake in SYNCIS aligns with our growth strategy to diversify earnings and further integrates our partnership to meet the untapped demand for permanent life insurance in multi-cultural and middle-market segments. Our investment in SYNCIS reflects the strategy as part of our recent partial spinoff, which transitioned F&G back to a public company, and is accretive to our shareholders while benefiting underserved markets."
"F&G has a long history with SYNCIS, and SYNCIS has been an integral part of our IUL sales growth for more than a decade," said John Phelps, Executive Vice President and Chief Distribution Officer of F&G. "This partnership will accelerate our ability to address the risk and retirement needs of multiple underserved segments in the marketplace today. Our joint efforts to make financial products and services more accessible to middle income families, while creating additional opportunities for individuals and small business owners to build their own careers as agents, supports our mission to help people turn their aspirations into reality."
F&G Annuities & Life, Inc. is committed to helping Americans turn their aspirations into reality. F&G is a leading provider of insurance solutions serving retail annuity and life customers and institutional clients and is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, please visit fglife.com.
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