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Our fixed indexed annuities allow your client to allocate their premium to indexed accounts featuring brand-name indices that will help empower them to tailor their retirement income strategies over the coming years.

 

Nasdaq-100®

Ticker: NDX

The Nasdaq-100® Index (NDX®) includes 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial companies listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market based on market capitalization. The Index reflects companies across major industry groups including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, retail/wholesale trade and biotechnology. It does not contain securities of financial companies including investment companies.

  • Since its inception in 1985, NDX has become one of the world’s preeminent large-cap growth indexes.
  • Featuring some of the world's most iconic companies, today the Nasdaq-100 Index defines our modern-day industrials.
  • There are hundreds of products tied to the Nasdaq-100 Index globally, including ETFs, Options, Annuities, Futures and more.

Source: Nasdaq-100®

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NOTE: Indexed account options, segment durations and rates may vary by state, product and the rider options selected. We may add or remove indexed account options.

 

S&P 500®

Ticker: SPX

The S&P 500® is widely regarded as the best single gauge of large-cap U.S. equities. According to their Annual Survey of Assets, an estimated USD 13.5 trillion is indexed or benchmarked to the index, with indexed assets comprising approximately USD 5.4 trillion of this total (as of Dec. 31, 2020). The index includes 500 leading companies and covers approximately 80% of available market capitalization.

  • Created in 1957, the S&P 500 was the first U.S. market-cap weighted stock market index
  • All companies must be U.S. companies
  • Every company must have a market cap of $13.1 billion or greater

Source: S&P 500®

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NOTE: Indexed account options, segment durations and rates may vary by state, product and the rider options selected. We may add or remove indexed account options.

 

Smart Passage SG Index

Ticker: SGIXSMPA

The Smart Passage SG index uses a simple and academic stock selection process with the goal of outperforming the S&P 500. Academic research has historically supported the idea that lower volatility stocks tend to outperform higher volatility stocks, after adjusting for risk. This idea is known as the “Low Volatility Anomaly”. The Index aims to take advantage of this effect with its selection and allocation criteria. It then employs a built-in risk control engineered by Societe Generale. The Index is fully systematic and rules-based.

  • Societe Generale is one of Europe's leading financial services groups and a major player in the economy for over 150 years
  • The Index ranks the S&P 500 stocks in ascending order of volatility each month. The 200 stocks with the lowest volatilities are selected for the ‘Core Portfolio’.
  • Seeks to maximize returns and minimize volatility

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NOTE: Indexed account options, segment durations and rates may vary by state, product and the rider options selected. We may add or remove indexed account options.

 

Credit Suisse Tactical Multi Asset Index

Ticker: CSEATMA6

The CS Tactical Multi Asset Index ("Index") tracks the performance of a dynamic mix of exchange-traded funds ("ETFs") that provide exposure to four distinct asset classes: equities, fixed income (credit and US treasuries), commodities and real estate. Allocations to the particular ETFs are periodically adjusted using a predetermined set of rules that seek a mix of ETFs that, using recent historical returns, would have generally resulted in the highest ratio of return to risk subject to the portfolio constraints, where risk is measured by the variability of returns ("volatility") over a recent historical period. The rules also seek to stabilize the risk of the index by targeting an annualized volatility of 6%, which is done by setting a level of exposure to the ETFs that would have resulted in a historical volatility of 6% over a recent period.

  • Founded in 1856, Credit Suisse is one of the world's leading financial services providers
  • Index has been live since August 25, 2014
  • Seeks to generate stable and consistent returns over time

Source: Credit Suisse

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NOTE: Indexed account options, segment durations and rates may vary by state, product and the rider options selected. We may add or remove indexed account options.


For producer use only. Not for use with the general public as sales literature.

Nasdaq® and Nasdaq-100® are registered trademarks of Nasdaq, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the “Corporations”) and are licensed for use by Nassau. 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 "S&P 500 Index" is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates ("SPDJI") and has been licensed for use by Nassau Life and Annuity Company and its affiliates (collectively, "Nassau"). Standard & Poor’s®, S&P 500® 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 and sublicensed for use by SPDJI and Nassau, respectively. Nassau products are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, or their respective affiliates, and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such products nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the S&P 500 Index.

Selected Risk Considerations for the Smart Passage SG Index:

The Smart Passage SG Index (the "Index") is the exclusive property of SG Americas Securities, LLC (SG Americas Securities, LLC, together with its affiliates, "SG"). SG has contracted with S&P Opco, LLC (a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) ("S&P") to maintain and calculate the Index. "SG Americas Securities, LLC", "SGAS", "Société Générale", "SG", "Société Générale Indices", "SGI", and "Smart Passage SG Index" (collectively, the "SG Marks") are trademarks or service marks of SG. SG has licensed use of the SG Marks to Nassau Life and Annuity Company ("NLA") for use in a fixed indexed annuity offered by NLA (the "Fixed Indexed Annuity"). SG’s sole contractual relationship with NLA is to license the Index and the SG Marks to NLA. None of SG, S&P or other third party licensor (collectively, the "Index Parties") to SG is acting, or has been authorized to act, as an agent of NLA or has in any way sponsored, promoted, solicited, negotiated, endorsed, offered, sold, issued, supported, structured or priced any Fixed Indexed Annuity or provided investment advice to NLA.

No Index Party has passed on the legality or suitability of, or the accuracy or adequacy of the descriptions and disclosures relating to, the Fixed Indexed Annuity, including those disclosures with respect to the Index. The Index Parties make no representation whatsoever, whether express or implied, as to the advisability of purchasing, selling or holding any product linked to the Index, including the Fixed Indexed Annuity, or the ability of the Index to meet its stated objectives, including meeting its target volatility. The Index Parties have no obligation to, and will not, take the needs of NLA or any annuitant into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the Index. The selection of the Index as a crediting option under a Fixed Indexed Annuity does not obligate NLA or SG to invest annuity payments in the components of the Index.

THE INDEX PARTIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE), WITH RESPECT TO THE INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN OR RELATING THERETO, AND IN PARTICULAR DISCLAIM ANY GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY EITHER AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS AND/OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN, THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE INDEX AND/OR THE CALCULATION OR COMPOSITION OF THE INDEX, OR CALCULATIONS MADE WITH RESPECT TO ANY FIXED INDEXED ANNUITY AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME ON ANY PARTICULAR DATE OR OTHERWISE. THE INDEX PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE (WHETHER IN NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) TO ANY PERSON FOR ANY ERROR OR OMISSION IN THE INDEX OR IN THE CALCULATION OF THE INDEX, AND THE INDEX PARTIES ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO ADVISE ANY PERSON OF ANY ERROR THEREIN, OR FOR ANY INTERRUPTION IN THE CALCULATION OF THE INDEX. NO INDEX PARTY SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY ACT OR FAILURE TO ACT BY THE INDEX PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE DETERMINATION, ADJUSTMENT OR MAINTENANCE OF THE INDEX. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL AN INDEX PARTY HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS OR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

No Index Party is a fiduciary or agent of any purchaser, seller or holder of a Fixed Indexed Annuity. None of SG, S&P or any third party licensor shall have any liability with respect to the Fixed Indexed Annuity in which an interest crediting option is based is on the Index, nor for any loss relating to the Fixed Indexed Annuity, whether arising directly or indirectly from the use of the Index, its methodology, any SG Mark or otherwise. Obligations to make payments under the Fixed Indexed Annuities are solely the obligation of NLA. In calculating the performance of the Index, SG deducts a maintenance fee of 0.50% per annum on the level of the Index, and fixed transaction and replication costs, each calculated and deducted on a daily basis. Because the Index can experience potential leverage up to 350%, the maintenance fee may be as high as 1.75% per year. The transaction and replication costs cover, among other things, rebalancing and replication costs. The total amount of transaction and replication costs is not predictable and will depend on a number of factors, including the performance of the index underlying the Index, and market conditions, among other factors. These fees and costs will reduce the potential positive change in the Index and increase the potential negative change in the Index. While the volatility control applied by the Index may result in less fluctuation in rates of return as compared to indices without volatility controls, it may also reduce the overall rate of return as compared to products not subject to volatility controls.

Attribution Requirements with respect to the Credit Suisse Tactical Multi Asset Index:

The CS Tactical Multi Asset Index is the exclusive property of Credit Suisse International (the “Index Sponsor”) and/or its affiliates (collectively, “Credit Suisse”). “Credit Suisse” and “CS Tactical Multi Asset Index” are trademarks of Credit Suisse.

The Products are not in any way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Credit Suisse. Credit Suisse is not a party to any transaction, offering or Product contemplated hereby, and has no relationship to the issuer, other than (1) the licensing of the Index and related trademarks and service marks for use in connection with the Products, and (2) certain arms-length derivative transactions between Credit Suisse and the issuer or its affiliates.

Credit Suisse does not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the Index or any data included therein or the calculation thereof or any communications with respect thereto, and it has no liability for any errors, omissions or interruptions therein. Credit Suisse makes no warranty, express or implied, and expressly disclaims all warranties as to (A) the fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability or satisfactory quality of the Index and/or the level at which the Index stands from time to time or other data provided in connection with the Index, or (B) results to be obtained from the investment in or use of the Index or any index data. Credit Suisse expressly excludes all other liabilities of whatever nature for any losses, damages, costs, claims and expenses (including, but not limited to, lost profits or direct, indirect, punitive, special or consequential damages or losses) arising from the investment in or use of the Index and/or the index data and/or any marks licensed by Credit Suisse.

The Index is compiled, maintained and calculated by the Index Sponsor (or its agent). However, the Index Sponsor has no obligation with regard to such activities to take the needs of any person into consideration, and neither it nor its affiliates shall be liable, whether in negligence or otherwise, to any person for any errors or omissions in the Index or in the calculation of the Index or under any obligation to advise any person of any errors or omissions therein.

The rules governing the operation and calculation of the Index (the “Rules”) may be amended by the Index Sponsor. An amendment to the Rules may result from, without limitation, a change to the construction or calculation of the Index or from the Index Sponsor determining that a change to the Rules is required or desirable in order to update them or to address an error, omission or ambiguity. No assurance can be given that any such amendment would not be detrimental to investors in the Products. The Index Sponsor has no obligation to continue to publish, and may discontinue publication of, the Index. The end-of-day values of the Index are published subject to provisions in the Rules. Credit Suisse is not obligated to publish any information regarding the Index other than as stipulated in such Rules.

Credit Suisse did not publish or approve this document, and Credit Suisse accepts no responsibility for its contents or use.



Disclosures

For producer use only. Not for use with the general public as sales literature.

Product features, rider options, and availability may vary by state. Product sales must be appropriate based on a comprehensive evaluation of the customer’s financial situation, needs, and objectives. Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the issuing Company. Nassau does not provide financial advice or act as a fiduciary in the sale or service of its contracts.

Nassau Growth Annuity (19FIA3, ICC19FIA3, 19GLWB3, 19ECH), Nassau Personal Income Annuity (19FIA, ICC19EIAN, 19ISN, 19GLWB2), Nassau Personal Protection Choice (19FIA, ICC19EIAN, 19RN, 19GLWB2, 19GMDB-S.1, 19EWB) and Nassau Personal Retirement Choice (19FIA, ICC19EIA, 19ISB, 19GLWB2) are issued by Nassau Life and Annuity Company (Hartford, CT). In California, Nassau Life and Annuity Company does business as "Nassau Life and Annuity Insurance Company." Nassau Life and Annuity Company is not authorized to do business in MA, ME and NY, but that is subject to change. Nassau Life and Annuity Company is a subsidiary of Nassau Financial Group.

Insurance Products: Not FDIC or NCUAA Insured, No Bank or Credit Union Guarantee.

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