Welcome to Life Annuity Specialist


Life Annuity Specialist is focused on providing actionable business intelligence to executives at life insurance carriers and annuity providers.  Life Annuity Specialist delivers thorough coverage of 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.

Coverage in Life Annuity Specialist includes:

  • Annuities 
  • Life Insurance
  • Workplace Benefit Products
  • Product Development
  • Distribution
  • Technology/Ops
  • Regulatory/Legal
  • Corporate Strategy

Life Annuity Specialist is tailored specifically to serve executives in sales, marketing, compliance, legal, product development and tech/ops. 

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.

Sales and Marketing

Craig London Craig London

Craig London is the Sales Director for Agenda, Governance Tracker, BoardIQ and Life Annuity Specialist. Previously, he worked in start-ups and with a digital marketing agency focused on gamification. Craig graduated summa cum laude from Fordham Graduate School of Business with a master’s degree in Media Management.

Chris Pini Chris Pini

Chris Pini is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Money-Media. In this role he oversees the global sales teams responsible for subscription, advertising and job listings sales. He is also the co-manager of the business development team that works on new product launches and enhancements. Previously, Chris worked for 15-plus years in various sales roles at a leading asset management company and financial data providers. Chris holds a BA in Business Management from Saint Peter’s College.

Domenick Vecchione Domenick Vecchione

Domenick Vecchione is the Manager of U.S. Subscription Sales. He oversees sales for Ignites, FundFire, Agenda and BoardIQ. Domenick has spent more than 20 years in the legal and financial publication industry. Prior to working with Money-Media, Domenick was a National Accounts Manager for Aspen Publishers in New York. He worked with the nation's largest law firms selling a diverse product line that included securities, corporate governance and compliance titles.

Renewals and Reprints

Chris Burke Chris Burke

Christopher Burke is the Senior Relationship Manager for all subscription-based customers. In this role, he is the point person for all annual renewals and for maintaining relationships with existing clients. Chris has been with Money-Media since 2007, when he was hired in a business development role for the events team.

Ben Donnelly Ben Donnelly

Ben Donnelly is the Junior Relationship Manager for all subscription-based customers, ensuring favorable renewal rates and client relations. Ben joined Money-Media with five years of sales and account management experience from NYC-based technology companies. He holds a BS in Marketing from The College at Brockport, State University of New York.