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Company Milestones

VALIC is recognized as a pioneer and leader in the industry in marketing and administering successful tax-favored retirement programs.

  • • VALIC launched a national advertising campaign – live longer  retire strongerSM
  • VALIC introduces IncomeLOCKSM, an add-on benefit available with Portfolio Director® Fixed and Variable Annuity, that locks in market gains and locks out market downturns during the benefit’s first 10 years
  • • Guided Portfolio ServicesSM, VALIC’s pioneering investment advice and asset management service for retirement plan participants, reaches $5 billion in assets, serving more than 200,000 clients
  • VALIC introduces Premiere 5SM Flexible-Premium Deferred Fixed Annuity and Premiere SM Flexible-Premium Deferred Fixed Annuity
  • • VALIC introduces Rollover Education Center to help educate the public about the need for sound investment management and distribution of retirement plan assets
  • • VALIC offers Set Rate Annuity, a single-premium, deferred fixed annuity with market value adjustment (MVA)
  • • VALIC introduces E-nrollmentSM to facilitate plan enrollment and account management online or by phone
  • • VALIC observes 50th anniversary
  • • VALIC introduces Retirement Manager, a combination common remitter service, plan compliance tool and source for plan participant education
  • • VALIC introduces Plan Sponsor Online, a secure Web site providing plan sponsors tools for managing their retirement plans, with access to plan, account and industry information, and trends
  • • VALIC and VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc. (VFA), through its alliance with Ibbotson Associates, Inc., announces Guided Portfolio ServicesSM (GPS) — offering plan participants independent, objective and comprehensive investment advice, including wealth forecasting, asset allocation and investment selection
  • • VALIC surpasses $50 billion in assets
  • • North American Funds and American General Fund Group merges into SunAmerica Mutual Funds.
  • • American General purchases North American Funds (NAF) and merges NAF with American General Fund Group.
  • • VALIC adds a new Multi-Year Enhanced Fixed Account option to its Portfolio Director® product.
  • • VALIC enhances Portfolio Director® with new variable option choices.
  • • American General Financial Advisors debuts, providing expanded financial planning resources.