Welcome to Life Annuity Specialist


Currently available as a free beta, Life Annuity Specialist is a publication from the Financial Times focused on providing actionable business intelligence to professionals at annuity providers and life insurance carriers. Our goal during this beta period is to determine the demand in the market for this product and to assess the content type and frequency best suited for it. 

We serve all firms that manufacture and sell variable, fixed and indexed annuities, term and permanent life insurance, as well as other insurance solutions of the life and health market. Our content is tailored specifically to serve executives in sales, marketing, compliance, legal, product development and tech/op roles. 

Coverage in Life Annuity Specialist includes:

  • Legal + Regulatory
  • Distribution
  • Life Insurance Products
  • Annuity Products
  • Long-Term Care
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Workplace Benefits   

Life Annuity Specialist is in its beta version. As a start-up, we need your feedback to fulfill our mission. Please send any recommendations on how we can improve to editorial@lifeannuityspecialist.com.  

Our commitment

It is fundamental to the integrity and success of the Financial Times (FT) that we uphold the highest possible standards of ethical and professional journalism, and that we are seen to do so. 

As a subsidiary of the Financial Times, Life Annuity Specialist and its journalism are subject to a self-regulation regime under the FT Editorial Code of Practice:  www.ft.com/editorialcode .

Our actions

In September 2014 the Financial Times Limited (FT) appointed Greg Callus as its editorial Complaints Commissioner. The role will ensure a continued means of dealing with reader complaints following the closure of the UK Press Complaints Commission. His remit is to support the FT’s existing framework for handling editorial complaints, independent of the editor. 

Read about the role here .

Find out more about the Complaints Commissioner and the Appointments and Oversight Committee

If you wish to request a clarification or correction, or make a complaint about any of our editorial content or journalistic activity, please email group managing editor Andy Willmott awillmott@money-media.com.

Where any complaint under the FT Editorial Code is unable to be resolved by FT’s senior editors, the Complaints Commissioner will review the matter and recommend any appropriate redress. 


Greg Shulas Greg Shulas

is Director of Business Development at Money-Media. He is responsible for finding and researching opportunities for Money-Media to grow its business. Shulas also helps edit the Research Vault database for Money-Media publications. He previously served as Money-Media’s interactive editor, a company innovation catalyst, a senior reporter at Agendaand theFundFire wealth management reporter. Before joining Money-Media in March 2006, he was a staff writer for the Connecticut Post. Shulas has a BA in History, with a concentration in Journalism, from the University of Delaware.

Jay Cooper Jay Cooper

is a reporter for Life Annuity Specialist, covering both life insurance and annuity trends. He was previously a reporter for FundFire, another Money-Media publication, and has also reported for other news agencies covering the asset management industry. His prior work experience includes four years as a senior investment writer for Janus Capital Group, an investment management firm. Jay began his career as a reporter at Tulsa World. Originally from Tulsa, Jay received both his Journalism degree and M.B.A. from the University of Missouri.

  Warren Hersch

is a freelance business journalist with a combined three decades of experiencing covering insurance, financial services and information technology for various trade publications. He currently writes about news and trends impacting life insurance and annuity manufacturers for Life Annuity Specialist. From 2004 to 2017, Warren served as a senior editor for National Underwriter Life & Health and LifeHealthPro. He has a B.A. degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Andrew Willmott Andrew Willmott

is Group Managing Editor of Money-Media, responsible for all of the company's editorial content. He has worked at Money-Media since 2001, as a reporter and then managing editor onFundFire.