Jackson National Asset Management, LLC®

Who we are

Based out of our Chicago, Illinois office, Jackson National Asset Management, LLC® (JNAM) is a $222+ billion asset manager* that serves as the Advisor to the JNL Funds — a series of proprietary mutual funds available on the Jackson variable annuity platform.

Firm highlights*:

  • 132 advised funds
  • 30+ third-party subadvisors
  • $29.8B direct managed fund-of-fund assets


What is a Variable Annuity?

Variable annuities are long-term, tax-deferred investments designed for retirement, involve investment risks and may lose value. Earnings are taxable as ordinary income when distributed. Individuals may be subject to a 10% additional tax for withdrawals before age 59½ unless an exception to the tax is met.

Our due diligence process

Our investment partners are selected and monitored through a rigorous due diligence process. Portfolio performance, portfolio manager governance, regulatory compliance, and financial stability are evaluated regularly. Any manager who does not meet expectations will be replaced. This process is guided by five key criteria known as the PROOF process:

  • Performance
  • Repeatability
  • Operations
  • Oversight
  • Fit


Our investment partners

We partner with well-known investment management firms to offer a wide range of investment options, including investments available exclusively to Jackson, through our variable annuity platform.


JNAM executive leadership team

Mark Nerud

President, Chief Executive Officer

Eric Bjornson

Senior Vice President,

Garett Childs

Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer

Richard Gorman

Senior Vice President,
Chief Compliance Officer

Bill Harding

Senior Vice President,
Chief Investment Officer

Dan Koors

Senior Vice President,
Chief Operating Officer

Susan Rhee

Senior Vice President,
General Counsel

Variable annuities

If you’re looking to add a little extra growth to your portfolio while drawing down your retirement assets, Jackson offers a range of variable annuities—with an array of add-on benefits—to meet the challenges you foresee.

Current job openings

Our Chicago office is frequently named a great place to work, and it's easy to see why our JNAM associates enjoy their time in the Windy City. See our open roles and the opportunities to make a difference while growing your career at Jackson.

*As of 12/31/2022

Add-on benefits that provide income for the length of a designated life and/or lives may be available for an additional charge. The amount of income that these benefits may provide can vary depending on the age when income is taken, and how many lives are covered when the benefit is elected. The cost of these benefits may negatively impact the contract's cash value.

Jackson National Asset Management, LLC (JNAM) is an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is the investment adviser to the “Funds,” which are investment companies (subaccounts) that underlie the Jackson variable products.  Nothing contained herein is investment advice nor a solicitation for investment advisory services. JNAM is an affiliate of Jackson National Life Distributors LLC and Jackson National Life Insurance Company.

Annuities are issued by Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Home Office: Lansing, Michigan) and in New York by Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York® (Home Office: Purchase, New York). Variable annuities are distributed by Jackson National Life Distributors LLC, member FINRA. May not be available in all states and state variations may apply. These products have limitations and restrictions. Contact Jackson for more information.

Jackson® is the marketing name for Jackson Financial Inc., Jackson National Life Insurance Company® (Home Office: Lansing, Michigan), and Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York® (Home Office: Purchase, New York).