NEW YORK, August 12, 2020 – Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ), a leading global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases, announced that Vadim Lipovetsky has been named chief investment officer. He will report directly to Richard Dziadzio, executive vice president, chief financial officer.
“I am pleased with Vadim’s appointment as chief investment officer for Assurant. His contributions over the past 17 years and leadership through COVID-19 has helped to ensure an appropriate risk return mindset,” said Dziadzio. “Vadim’s dedication to strategic portfolio management and sharp insights, together with an inclusive leadership style, position him well for this role.”
As chief investment officer, Lipovetsky will have oversight for asset management functions, including Assurant’s outsourced investment managers. He will also lead an internal team, whose responsibilities will include portfolio strategy, investment risk analytics and compliance.
Most recently, Lipovetsky served as senior vice president, head of Investment Actuarial, where he oversaw investment functions, including those related to asset allocation, portfolio construction and risk management. He also participated in the company’s pensions investment strategy as well as M&A valuations. Lipovetsky joined Assurant in 2003 as vice president, Investment Strategy and Risk Management.
Prior to Assurant, Lipovetsky served in several quantitative modeling and analytics roles at Fortis, including assistant vice president, Investment Actuary. He began his career at MetLife as an actuary.
Lipovetsky received a Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in Finance and Actuarial Science from New York University Stern School of Business. He is a CFA charter holder and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.
Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) is a leading global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases. Anticipating the evolving needs of consumers, Assurant partners with the world’s leading brands to develop innovative products and services and to deliver an enhanced customer experience. A Fortune 500 company with a presence in 21 countries, Assurant offers mobile device solutions; extended service contracts; vehicle protection services; pre-funded funeral insurance; renters insurance; lender-placed insurance products; and other specialty products. The Assurant Foundation strengthens communities by supporting charitable partners that help protect where people live and can thrive, connect with local resources, inspire inclusion and prepare leaders of the future.
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