George L. Palms, Jr. is President of Legal & General Retirement America and a member of the Banner Life Board of Directors. Under his leadership, the firm has written over $5 billion in pension risk transfer business, executed both buy-ins and buy-outs, and raised the bar on service delivery to both plan sponsors and pensioners. He is responsible for driving the growth and development of the business with a focus on delivering innovative, customized risk management solutions to pension plans.
Previously, George was a Senior VP with Prudential Retirement where he oversaw the organization's retirement consulting capabilities, including investments and actuarial services. He also built and launched the firm's manager of managers investment platform, growing it to over $25 billion in assets under management. Prior to joining Prudential, he held corporate strategy roles with CIGNA and NAC Reinsurance Corporation. George is a CFA® Charterholder.
George has a MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and an A.B. in Honors Economics from the University of Michigan.