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New York Life’s Yoshi Ogawa, Lutcf, Cltc Earns Chartered Life Underwriter® Designation

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, August 1, 2012 – Yoshi Ogawa, LUTCF, CLTC, an agent for the New York Life Insurance Company, has been designated a Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) by The American College of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Michael Bookout, LUTCF of the Alaska General Office announced today.

Ogawa was awarded the CLU® designation after completing The College’s eight-course professional curriculum and a rigorous series of examinations.  The American College holds the highest level of academic accreditation and specializes in financial services education.  Over 97,000 individuals have been awarded the CLU designation since The College was founded in 1927.

The College’s founder, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School professor Solomon S. Huebner, Ph.D., created the CLUâ program to meet the career education needs of men and women in life insurance and related financial services.  Once the program is completed, a CLUâ can provide expert advice on a broad range of financial topics including life and health insurance, pension planning, insurance law, income taxation, investments, financial and estate planning, and group benefits. 

Ogawa has been a New York Life agent since 2007, and is associated with New York Life’s Alaska General Office in Anchorage.

Ogawa is a member of Anchorage Estate Planning Council, Anchorage Downtown Rotary Club and Alaska District Export Council.  He also serves as the President of the Japanese Society of Alaska.  He received a B.S. degree in Business from Arizona State University and a post graduate certificate from American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona. 

The American College is dedicated to leadership in innovative training and development that helps financial services companies and their employees succeed.  As a non-profit educational institution holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others for over 80 years.  The American College’s faculty represents some of the financial services industry’s foremost thought leaders.  For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu

New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States* and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody’s Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor’s (AA+).** Headquartered in New York City, New York Life's family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments*** provides institutional asset management and retirement plan services. Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as retail mutual funds. Please visit New York Life's Web site at www.newyorklife.com for more information.

*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500, Ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune Magazine, May 5, 2011.  See www.money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune for methodology.

**Source: Individual Third Party Ratings Report as of 1/25/12.

***New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, New York Life Investment Management LLC.

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