Allianz Life Partners with Orion Advisor Services

Fixed index annuities and index variable annuities now available on service platform

MINNEAPOLIS – July 25, 2018 – Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) announced today that it is partnering with Orion Advisor Services, LLC (Orion), a top portfolio management solution provider for registered investment advisors (RIAs). With the partnership, those utilizing the Orion platform will have daily, timely access to data for all Allianz Life fixed index annuities and index variable annuities within Orion’s seamless trading and reporting interface.

“We are pleased to partner with Orion,” said Tom Burns, chief distribution officer, Allianz Life. “The Orion platform will allow us to provide advisors with the tools they need to help provide their clients with innovative annuity solutions.”

“Providing up-to-date, verified position information for Allianz Life’s leading annuity products within our platform, enables advisors to thoroughly and efficiently deliver solutions their clients need while enhancing our data integrity with Allianz Life,” said Eric Clarke, founder and CEO of Orion. “People’s financial lives can change rapidly before and during retirement. This partnership arms advisors with timely data to better adapt their financial plans as needed.”

“Orion is a proven leader in the RIA space,” continued Burns. “The service they provide in connecting advisors with up-to-date annuity data for their clients is of increasing importance as more Americans realize the need for proper income planning within retirement.”

About Orion Advisor Services, LLC

Orion Advisor Services, LLC (Orion) is the premier portfolio accounting service provider for advisors. Orion has unique insights into the advisory profession because it was founded for investment advisors by an investment advisor in 1999. Orion frees advisors from back-office tedium so they can enjoy their business again by devoting their time and energy to better serving clients. Orion provides the integrated and fully customizable technology solutions that advisors need to help grow their businesses over the long term. Orion's technology solutions empower more than $650 billion in AUA and over 2 million accounts. For more, please visit www.orionadvisor.com or follow our news and insights via our blog.

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® in 2019, has been keeping its promises since 1896 by helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuity and life insurance products. In 2018, Allianz Life provided $2.8 billion in benefit payments that helped policyholders’ achieve their financial goals. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with over 142,000 employees in more than 80 countries. Allianz Life is a proud sponsor of Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, home of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United.