Alternative Brokerage Appoints Harry Stout to Board of Directors

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Des Moines, IA Alternative Brokerage, LLC, an annuity, life insurance,  and alternative insurance product wholesaler, is pleased to announce that Harry N. Stout has joined its Board of Directors.

Stout is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Insurance Insight Group, a marketing and recruiting strategy and training consulting firm serving the life insurance and annuity marketplaces. He also serves on the boards of Partners Advantage Insurance Services and the National Association for Fixed Annuities (NAFA). Stout recently received his National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellowship.

Bob Phillips, Alternative Brokerage’s Managing Director and Founder, stated, “We are very pleased that Harry Stout will be joining Alternative Brokerage during a time when we can benefit from his years of insurance industry and management experience.” Stout echoed this sentiment when he stated, “It’s become my career passion to help insurance market organizations and insurance carriers improve and grow their marketing, sales, product innovation and distribution by utilizing my years of experience in this business.”

Stout is an acknowledged leader in the global financial services business. He has over 30 years of financial services industry experience in the U.S. and abroad, working in Europe, Northern Asia, Africa, and Australia.

Prior to joining Insurance Insight Group, Stout was Managing Director of Investments and Insurance with Australia and New Zealand Bank (ANZ), where he was based in Sydney and ran the Australian life insurance, investment, retirement services, general insurance and advice businesses for this large regional Australasian bank. During his time in Australia, he was also Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ING Australia.  Prior to that Stout had served as President of ING- Annuities and Life, President and CEO of F&G Life and as Deputy CEO at Old Mutual Financial Network.

Stout is a nationally known speaker and author on financial services.  He has also been active in the American Council of Life Insurers and a past member of the board of LIMRA International, the Financial Services Council of Australia, and the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association.

About Alternative Brokerage
Alternative Brokerage (AB) is a new wholesaling concept for Broker-Dealers, Regional Banks and Credit Unions, Large Producer Groups, Traditional Insurance Agents, Registered Investment Advisors and Career Marketing Organizations that wish to expand their product offerings to include fixed, indexed and alternative products.  AB, a leading independent marketing organization (IMO), provides full service and sales support, acting as a de facto back office and distribution unit for both institutions and individuals.  For more information, contact Bob Phillips at Alternative Brokerage at (515) 279-1010 or Learn more at or

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