Allianz Life Launches ‘Rebuilding Retirement’ Podcast

The first episode about the new reality of retirement is available to listen

MINNEAPOLIS – Dec. 5, 2023 – Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) launched a new podcast for financial professionals today about the changing dynamics of modern retirement planning.

The podcast, “Rebuilding Retirement: Navigating a new reality with your clients,” takes a closer look at how retirements are evolving and how financial professionals can take on the challenge of preparing their clients for the future. The first episode of the series published today on AllianzLife.com/podcast and podcast platforms Apple, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

“Retirements are changing – the financial industry is changing – what about you?” host Travis Walker asks financial professionals to open the series. In each episode, Walker, a business solutions and diversity consultant at Allianz Life, interviews industry leaders and innovators to explore topics like the role of technology, managing new risks to retirement income, and the next generation of clients.

Allianz Life research has revealed how Americans are facing a new retirement reality. For example, 56% of Americans said they now consider “financial crises” as a permanent part of their retirement planning in our 2023 Annual Retirement Study*. And, 53% of Americans said they are hesitant to invest any additional money in the market for the foreseeable future.

“Financial professionals are facing new challenges, new risks and new attitudes about retirement,” Walker says. “In this series, we explore this new retirement reality and offer helpful insights on how to take on the challenges. The easiest way to fall behind in this constantly evolving industry is simply to stand still – we have to grow and move with it. With all these changes, Americans need a financial professional who understands the issues and can offer guidance to help them achieve a successful retirement.”

The premiere episode of “Rebuilding Retirement” features Moshe Milevsky, a professor at York University in Toronto, and his views on the new retirement reality. In the second episode, CEO and Founder of Ellevest Sallie Krawcheck will offer insights into how we can expand the reach of financial services.

Listen to “Rebuilding Retirement” at AllianzLife.com/podcast or on Apple, Spotify and Google Podcasts now.


*Allianz Life conducted the online survey in February and March 2023 with a nationally representative sample of 1,000 individuals age 25+ in the contiguous U.S. with an annual household income of $50k+ (single) / $75k+ (married/partnered) OR investable assets of $150k.

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) is not affiliated with the podcast guests. Opinions expressed in by the podcast guests are not necessarily those of Allianz Life or its affiliates. Please note that the information and opinions are provided by third parties and sources believed to be reliable, but accuracy and completeness cannot be guaranteed. The information is not intended to be used as the sole basis for financial decisions, nor should it be construed as advice designed to meet the particular needs of an individual’s situation.

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of the Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies®, 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 2022, Allianz Life provided additional value to its policyholders via distributions of more than $7.7 billion. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, registered index-linked annuities, and fixed index universal life insurance, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with approximately 150,000 employees in more than 70 countries. Allianz Life is a proud sponsor of Allianz Field® in St. Paul, Minnesota, home of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United.