Jackson National Life Insurance Company® (Jackson®), the main operating subsidiary of Jackson Financial Inc.1 (NYSE: JXN), today announced Scott Golde, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, has been named a ThinkAdvisor Executive Leadership 2023 Luminary. Golde was recognized for his significant leadership and continuous efforts to effect change in the insured retirement industry.
“It is an honor to receive this award and join the ranks of LUMINARIES recipients,” said Golde. “This award demonstrates the progress Jackson has made to champion retirement security, and I’m proud of the work we’re doing in partnership with others to move the industry forward. I particularly appreciate the contributions that Jackson’s Government Relations, Legal and Compliance teams have made in this area. I look forward to helping my colleagues continue to identify opportunities to drive positive change in the industry.”
Golde is committed to helping Americans achieve financial freedom by actively engaging distribution partners and collaborating with key legislators. He is particularly focused on ensuring balanced regulations and appropriate business practices that do not limit access to annuities when they are in retirement investors’ best interest. In 2022, he co-led the planning and facilitation of a legal and compliance summit which fostered a useful dialogue with more than 20 distribution partners to help Jackson better understand how regulations have impacted our distribution partners’ business practices, create stronger connections and share best practices. Jackson held a similar, smaller group meeting in October 2023 that involved productive discussions regarding how distribution partners ensure clients receive recommendations that are in their best interest.
On the regulatory front, Golde actively advocates for uniformed and consistent regulatory requirements among states and various federal regulatory regimes, including with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). He also worked closely with Jackson’s Government Relations team to ensure Jackson had an active role in moving four pieces of legislation forward: SECURE 2.0, the EARN Act, the RISE and SHINE Act and the RILA Act.
Beyond his position at Jackson, Golde is an adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law and chairs the Michigan Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association, a nonprofit organization that protects Michigan policyholders against life and health insurer insolvencies. Prior to joining Jackson, he previously served as an in-house legal and compliance professional at wealth management firms and was also a prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice.
The ThinkAdvisor LUMINARIES awards recognize top advisors, executives, firms, teams and programs for their creativity and bold steps to push the industry and clients’ best interests forward. The 2023 winners were announced on November 28.
Jackson® (NYSE: JXN) is committed to helping clarify the complexity of retirement planning—for financial professionals and their clients. Through our range of annuity products, financial know-how, history of award-winning service* and streamlined experiences, we strive to reduce the confusion that complicates retirement planning. We take a balanced, long-term approach to responsibly serving all our stakeholders, including customers, shareholders, distribution partners, employees, regulators and community partners. We believe by providing clarity for all today, we can help drive better outcomes for tomorrow. For more information, visit www.jackson.com.
*SQM (Service Quality Measurement Group) Contact Center Awards Program for 2004 and 2006-2022, for the financial services industry (To achieve world-class certification, 80% or more of call-center customers surveyed must have rated their experience as very satisfied, the highest rating possible).
Jackson® is the marketing name for Jackson Financial Inc., Jackson National Life Insurance Company® (Home Office: Lansing, Michigan) and Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York® (Home Office: Purchase, New York).
1 Jackson Financial Inc. is a U.S. holding company and the direct parent of Jackson Holdings LLC (JHLLC). The wholly-owned direct and indirect subsidiaries of JHLLC include Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Brooke Life Insurance Company, PPM America, Inc. and Jackson National Asset Management, LLC.