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Indexes used to determine interest

The index returns found in the linked material may not represent actual interest credits in an annuity’s indexed allocation option, as interest earned is limited by caps, participation rates, and/or spreads applicable to the chosen crediting methods.

Fixed Index Annuities (FIAs) offer the potential to earn interest based on changes in an external index, along with guarantees against the loss of principal and credited interest, and a death benefit for beneficiaries.

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz) annuities allow you to choose from several of the indexes described below, and even some exclusive index options.1

Nasdaq-100® Index

U.S. international large-cap

Launched in January 1985, the Index includes 100 of the Nasdaq Stock Market’s most actively traded issues, representing a cross-section of major industry groups. Its 100 companies are selected from the largest domestic and international nonfinancial companies listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Company size is based on market capitalization.

Russell 2000® Index

U.S. small-cap

Measures the performance of the 2,000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000 Index, which is made up of 3,000 of the biggest U.S. stocks. The Russell 2000 Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased small-cap barometer and is completely reconstituted annually to ensure larger stocks do not affect the performance and characteristics of the true small-cap index.

Standard & Poor’s 500® Index

U.S. large-cap

Considered by many to be the most common benchmark used in measuring the performance of U.S. stock market large-caps, which are companies with a market capitalization value of more than $10 billion. The S&P 500® Index represents a broad cross-section of common stocks traded on every major U.S. stock exchange. The Index is a selection of 500 leading companies from 100 distinct industry groups found in 10 leading American industrial market sectors.

Bloomberg US Dynamic Balance Index II

U.S. bond / U.S. stock volatility-controlled

The Bloomberg US Dynamic Balance Index II is comprised of the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate RBI Series 1 Index, the S&P 500® Index, and cash, and shifts weighting daily between them based on realized market volatility.

PIMCO Tactical Balanced Index

U.S. bond / U.S. stock volatility-controlled

The PIMCO Tactical Balanced Index is comprised of the S&P 500® Index, a bond component comprised of the PIMCO Synthetic Bond Index and a duration overlay, and cash, and shifts weighting between them daily based on historical realized volatility of the components.

BlackRock iBLD Claria® Index

U.S. and international equity / U.S. bond volatility-controlled

The BlackRock iBLD Claria® Index is comprised of an equity component, a fixed income component, and a cash component. It shifts weighting between them daily based on historical realized volatility of the components. Annually, BlackRock® will set allocations to the ETFs within each of the equity component and the fixed income component, based on (or reflecting) BlackRock’s market outlook.

Bloomberg US Dynamic Balance II ER Index

U.S. bond / U.S. stock volatility-controlled

The Bloomberg US Dynamic Balance II ER Index is comprised of the Bloomberg US Equity Custom Futures ER Index and the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Custom RBI Unfunded Index and shifts weighting between them daily based on historical realized volatility. The Bloomberg US Equity Custom Futures ER Index is a custom index that tracks futures on large-cap equities, similar to futures on the S&P 500 Index. The Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Custom RBI Unfunded Index is a custom index designed to track futures prices on the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index – a well-established benchmark for the U.S. bond markets.

The Bloomberg US Dynamic Balance II ER Index uses an excess return methodology by tracking the price of futures. Futures prices reflect the expected future price of an index and account for expected dividends. The excess return structure is designed to create a level of stability in your participation rate (for the associated crediting method) from year to year by mitigating the impact of short-term interest rates on renewal rates.

PIMCO Tactical Balanced ER Index

U.S. bond / U.S. stock volatility-controlled

The PIMCO Tactical Balanced ER Index is comprised of the U.S. Equity Futures Custom Index, a bond component comprised of the PIMCO Synthetic ER Bond Index, and a duration overlay, and shifts weighting between them daily based on historical realized volatility of the components. In order to manage index volatility during times of high volatility, the index weights may not add up to 100%. The U.S. Equity Futures Custom Index is a custom index that tracks futures on large-cap equities, similar to futures the S&P 500 Index. The PIMCO Synthetic Bond ER Index is a custom index comprised of a small number of instruments designed to provide exposure to futures on U.S. investment-grade and Treasury bond markets. The duration overlay adjusts the interest rate exposure in response to changes in market trends.

The PIMCO Tactical Balanced ER Index uses an excess return methodology by tracking the price of futures. Futures prices reflect the expected future price of an index and account for expected dividends. The excess return structure is designed to create a level of stability in your participation rate (for the associated crediting method) from year to year by mitigating the impact of short-term interest rates on renewal rates.

BlackRock iBLD Claria® ER Index

U.S. bond / U.S. stock volatility-controlled

The BlackRock iBLD Claria® ER Index is comprised of equity and fixed income baskets of exchange-traded funds and cash, and shifts weighting daily between them based on realized market volatility. The baskets provide broad diversification across global and domestic, small- and large-cap opportunities that are evaluated annually by BlackRock asset managers to take advantage of current market trends.

The BlackRock iBLD Claria® ER Index uses an excess return methodology by tracking the price on a synthetic future, which is accomplished by subtracting the prevailing short-term lending rate, as measured by the 3-month London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), from the combined basket returns and accounting for dividends on the exchange-traded funds. The excess return structure is designed to create a level of stability in your participation rate (for the associated crediting method) from year to year by mitigating the impact of short-term interest rates on renewal rates.

1 Although an external index may affect your client’s interest credited, the contract does not directly participate in any equity or fixed income investments. They are not buying shares in an index. The indexes available within the contract are constructed to keep track of diverse segments of the U.S. or international markets, or specific market sectors. These indexes are benchmarks only. Indexes can have different constituents and weighting methodologies. Some indexes have multiple versions that can weight components or may track the impact of dividends differently.

Interest earned, while based on positive changes in an index, is limited by caps, participation rates, and/or spreads of the crediting method.

Available indexed interest allocations vary by contract.

Keep in mind that no single index allocation produces the most interest in all market conditions.


The S&P 500® Index is comprised of 500 stocks representing major U.S. industrial sectors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a popular indicator of the stock market based on the average closing prices of 30 active U.S. stocks representative of the overall economy.

S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”) and Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”). These trademarks have been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and its affiliates. S&P® and S&P 500® are trademarks of S&P and Dow Jones®, Dow Jones Industrial Average, DJIA and The Dow are trademarks of Dow Jones. These trademarks have been sublicensed for certain purposes by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (“Allianz”). The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) are products of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and/or its affiliates and have been licensed for use by Allianz. Allianz products are not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P, or their respective affiliates and neither S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P, or their respective affiliates make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product.

The Nasdaq-100 Index® includes 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial securities listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market® based on market capitalization.

NASDAQ®, and Nasdaq-100 Index®, are registered trademarks of Nasdaq, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the “Corporations”) and are licensed for use by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. The Product(s) have not been passed on by the Corporations as to their legality or suitability. The Product(s) are not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT(S).

The Russell 2000® Index is an equity index that measures the performance of the 2,000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000® Index, which is made up of 3,000 of the biggest U.S. stocks. The Russell 2000® Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased small-cap barometer and is completely reconstituted annually to ensure larger stocks do not affect the performance and characteristics of the true small-cap index.

The Russell 2000® Index (the “Index”) is a trademark of Frank Russell Company (“Russell”) and has been licensed for use by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (“Allianz”). Allianz products are not in any way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Russell or the London Stock Exchange Group companies (“LSEG”) (together the “Licensor Parties”) and none of the Licensor Parties make any claim, prediction, warranty or representation whatsoever, expressly or impliedly, either as to (i) the results to be obtained from the use of the Index (upon which the Allianz product is based), (ii) the figure at which the Index is said to stand at any particular time on any particular day or otherwise, or (iii) the suitability of the Index for the purpose to which it is being put in connection with the Allianz product. None of the Licensor Parties have provided or will provide any financial or investment advice or recommendation in relation to the Index to Allianz or to its clients. The Index is calculated by Russell or its agent. None of the Licensor Parties shall be (a) liable (whether in negligence or otherwise) to any person for any error in the Index or (b) under any obligation to advise any person of any error therein.

The PIMCO Tactical Balanced Index is comprised of the S&P 500® Index, a bond component comprised of the PIMCO Synthetic Bond Index and a duration overlay, and cash, and shifts weighting between them daily based on historical realized volatility of the components. The PIMCO Synthetic Bond Index is comprised of a small number of derivative instruments designed to provide exposure to U.S. investment-grade and Treasury bond markets.

The “PIMCO Tactical Balanced Index” is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates (“SPDJI”) and Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (“PIMCO”), and has been licensed for use by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (“Allianz”). Standard & Poor’s® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by Allianz. PIMCO’s Trademark(s) are trademarks of PIMCO and have been licensed for use by SPDJI and Allianz. Allianz products are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates, or PIMCO and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the PIMCO Tactical Balanced Index.

The PIMCO Tactical Balanced ER Index is comprised of the U.S. Equity Futures Custom Index, a bond component comprised of the PIMCO Synthetic Bond ER Index and a duration overlay, and shifts weighting between them daily based on historical realized volatility of the components. The U.S. Equity Futures Custom Index provides exposure to large cap U.S. stocks in excess of a benchmark rate. The PIMCO Synthetic Bond ER Index is comprised of a small number of derivative instruments designed to provide exposure to U.S. investment-grade and Treasury bond markets in excess of a benchmark rate.

The "PIMCO Tactical Balanced ER Index" (the "Index") is a rules-based index that tactically allocates across U.S. equity and fixed income markets using quantitative signals. The Index is a trademark of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC ("PIMCO") and has been licensed for use for certain purposes by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (the "Company" or “Allianz”) with respect to this Allianz product (the "Product"). The Index is the exclusive property of PIMCO and is made and compiled without regard to the needs, including, but not limited to, the suitability or appropriateness needs, as applicable, of the Company, the Product, or any Product owners. The Product is not sold, sponsored, endorsed or promoted by PIMCO or any other party involved in, or related to, making or compiling the Index.

Neither PIMCO nor any other party involved in, or related to, making or compiling the Index has any obligation to continue to provide the Index to the Company with respect to the Product. In the event that the Index is no longer available to the Product or Product owners, the Company may seek to replace the Index with another suitable index, although there can be no assurance that one will be available.

PIMCO disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including all warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use. PIMCO shall have no responsibility or liability with respect to the Product.

The Index is comprised of a number of constituents, some of which are owned by entities other than PIMCO. All disclaimers referenced in the Agreement relative to PIMCO also apply separately to those entities that are owners of the constituents of the Index.

The BlackRock iBLD Claria® Index is comprised of an equity component, a bond component, and a cash component. It shifts weighting between them daily based on historical realized volatility of the components. Annually, BlackRock will set allocations to the ETFs within each of the equity component and the bond component. The equity component will be comprised of the following ETFs: iShares Russell 2000 ETF, iShares Core S&P 500 ETF, iShares MSCI EAFE ETF, iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF. The bond component will be comprised of the following ETFs: iShares 1-3 year Treasury Bond ETF, iShares 3-7 year Treasury Bond ETF, iShares 7-10 year Treasury Bond ETF. The cash component is represented by the 3 month LIBOR rate. The BlackRock iBLD Claria® ER Index is comprised of an equity component, a bond component, and a cash component. It shifts weighting between the components daily based on historical realized volatility of the components. The index tracks the return in excess of a benchmark rate. Annually, BlackRock will set allocations to the ETFs within each of the equity component and the bond component. The equity component will be comprised of the following ETFs: iShares Russell 2000 ETF, iShares Core S&P 500 ETF, iShares MSCI EAFE ETF, iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF. The bond component will be comprised of the following ETFs: iShares 1-3 year Treasury Bond ETF, iShares 3-7 year Treasury Bond ETF, iShares 7-10 year Treasury Bond ETF. The cash component is represented by the 3 month LIBOR rate.

The BlackRock iBLD Claria® Index and the BlackRock iBLD Claria® ER Index (the “Indices”) are products of BlackRock Index Services, LLC and have been licensed for use by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (“Allianz”). BlackRock®, BlackRock iBLD Claria® Index, BlackRock iBLD Claria® ER Index, and the corresponding logos are registered and unregistered trademarks of BlackRock. The Allianz product is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by BlackRock Index Services, LLC, BlackRock, Inc., or any of its affiliates, or any of their respective third party licensors (including the Indices calculation agent, as applicable) (collectively, “BlackRock”). BlackRock has no obligation or liability in connection with the administration or marketing of the Allianz product. BlackRock makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the Allianz product or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in the Allianz product or the ability of the Index to track general market performance. BlackRock does not guarantee the adequacy, accuracy, timeliness, and/or completeness of the Indices or any data or communication related thereto nor does it have any liability for any errors, omissions or interruptions of the Indices.

The Bloomberg US Dynamic Balance Index II is comprised of the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate RBI Series 1 Index, the S&P 500® Index, and cash, and shifts weighting daily between them based on realized market volatility. The Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate RBI Series 1 Index is comprised of a portfolio of derivative instruments plus cash that are designed to track the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index. The Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index is comprised of Bloomberg Barclays US investment-grade, fixed-rate bond market securities, including government agency, corporate, and mortgage-backed securities. The Bloomberg US Dynamic Balance II ER Index is comprised of the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Custom RBI Unfunded Index and the Bloomberg US Equity Custom Futures ER Index and shifts weighting daily between them based on realized market volatility. The Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Custom RBI Unfunded Index is comprised of a portfolio of derivative instruments that are designed to provide exposure to U.S. Investment-grade and Treasury bond markets in excess of a benchmark rate. The Bloomberg US Equity Custom Futures ER Index is designed to provide exposure to large cap U.S stocks in excess of a benchmark rate.

The Bloomberg US Dynamic Balance Index II (a "Bloomberg Index") is the property of Bloomberg Index Services Limited and is derived and calculated based on the S&P 500 index under license from S&P Opco, LLC (a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) ("S&P Dow Jones Indices"). S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. S&P 500® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and has been licensed for use to Bloomberg Index Services Limited. Neither S&P Dow Jones Indices, its affiliates nor their third party licensors sponsor or promote the Index and no such party shall have any liable in connection with the Bloomberg Index.

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