Jean LaTorre Joins Guardian as Chief Investment Officer
LaTorre to lead investment policy and strategy; Tom Sorell prepares to retire
NEW YORK, N.Y., February 4, 2020 – The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian Life) today announced that Jean LaTorre has joined the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Deanna M. Mulligan.
“Jean is a finance leader with a strong track record in insurance, where she has developed investment strategies that support long-term business growth,” stated Mulligan. “She will be a key member of my leadership team, helping us continue to deliver competitive dividends and financial security for our policyholders.”
With this appointment, Tom Sorell will transition to retirement by the end of the year. “We thank Tom for his dedicated years of service to the Company, 17 of which were as Chief Investment Officer,” said Mulligan. “His leadership has enabled us to successfully navigate market conditions for the considerable benefit of our policyholders for the last 25 years.”
As Chief Investment Officer, LaTorre will be responsible for Guardian’s investment policy and strategy across public and private equity, fixed income and commercial real estate. She is joining the company after a nearly 30-year career at Aetna, where she was most recently Chief Investment Officer and Corporate Economist overseeing the management of over $40 billion in diversified assets. Additionally, she led the pensions business, economic analysis and chaired Aetna Capital Management, the company’s fully owned hedge fund.
LaTorre is a Chartered Financial Analyst and earned a Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and English from the State University of New York at Albany.
Every day, Guardian provides Americans the security they deserve through our insurance and wealth management products and services. Since our founding in 1860, our long-term view has helped our customers prepare for whatever life brings whether starting a family, planning for the future or taking care of employees. Today, we're a Fortune 250 mutual company and a leading provider of life, disability, dental, and other benefits for individuals, at the workplace and through government sponsored programs. The Guardian community of over 9,000 employees and our network of over 2,500 financial representatives is committed to serving with expertise when, where and how our clients need us. Our commitments rest on a strong financial foundation, which at year-end 2018 included $8.4 billion in capital and $1.4 billion in operating income. For more information, please visit guardianlife.com or follow us on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and YouTube.
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