April 02, 2014

    MassMutual Inducted to Mutual Fund Industry Awards Hall of Fame

    MassMutual Inducted to Mutual Fund Industry Awards Hall of Fame

    First and Only Company to Earn Honor in Just Two Years

    (Enfield, CT) – At the 21st Annual Mutual Fund Industry Awards held on March 27 in New York City, MassMutual was inducted into the prestigious Mutual Fund Industry Awards Hall of Fame. Fund Industry Intelligence & Fund Director Intelligence instituted the Hall of Fame to honor firms that have won at least three awards over the Mutual Fund Industry Awards’ 20-year history.

    The highly-coveted Mutual Fund Industry Awards recognize the people and organizations that have stood out for their excellence, achievements and contributions to the mutual fund industry. Nominees and winners for these annual awards are selected by the editors of Institutional Investor's Fund Industry Intelligence and Fund Director Intelligence - the leading sources of intelligence for the U.S. mutual fund industry - based on their extensive industry-wide due diligence. The editors draw on market intelligence as well as consider input from the industry garnered through an annual call for nominations when making their selections.

    Since 2012, MassMutual executives have proudly accepted the following three recognitions to qualify for induction:

    • In April 2012, MassMutual was named Retirement Leader of the Year recognizing the company’s record sales success, action-oriented participant education, innovative PlanSmartSM Analysis tool, top advisor loyalty ratings and award-winning trade print and video advertising among other accolades.

    • In April 2013, MassMutual earned two separate awards: Ad Campaign of the Year for its stellar “Who Matters Most” campaign as well as the Deal of the Year in recognition of MassMutual’s acquisition of The Hartford’s Retirement Plans Group.

    “All of us at MassMutual are so proud of this honor, even more so for being the first and only firm ever to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in just two years. These awards are a testament to MassMutual’s strong customer focus, philosophy of continuous innovation, and proven results on behalf of retirement plan professionals and the plan sponsors and participants they serve,” said Elaine Sarsynski, executive vice president of MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division and chairman of MassMutual International LLC.

    MassMutual’s retirement plans business offers a full range of products and services for corporate, union, nonprofit and governmental employers’ defined benefit, defined contribution and nonqualified deferred compensation plans.

    For more information about MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division, please contact your financial professional or call MassMutual at 1-866-444-2601.

    About MassMutual
    Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyowners consistently since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company’s strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.

    MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

    MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division has been serving retirement plans for more than 65 years. It offers a full range of products and services for corporate, union, nonprofit and governmental employers' defined benefit, defined contribution and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. It serves approximately 3 million participants.

    Mutual Fund Industry Awards “Hall of Fame” selection announced 12/2/13 by Fund Industry Intelligence & Fund Director Intelligence (Euromoney Institutional Investor) for MassMutual’s prior awards: Retirement Leader of the Year for industry leadership and excellence in retirement plan services, April 2012; Deal of the Year, April 2013; Ad Campaign of the Year, April 2013.