WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwire - November 30, 2010) - San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency LLC (www.sfbaa.com), a Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) general agency, today announces that Brandon Au has been named Vice President at the San Francisco office of the firm. Mr. Au has been a financial professional with the agency since 2008 where he was the recipient of two awards for the Leaders Conference, earned three Rising Leaders Awards and recognized with the Fast Pace Award which honors the top 20 producers out of a class of 1100 nationally. 

"Brandon has been an outstanding member of the agency and I am confident that in his new leadership role he will continue to perform exceptionally well. He will bring great skills to the position and be an important member of the organization," said Robert Fakhimi, General Agent and CEO of the San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency. 

Prior to joining the MassMutual office, Mr. Au worked at Warmington Homes and Stonebridge Development as well as holding positions at Morgan Stanley and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He earned an MBA from Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University and a B.A. from UC Berkeley.

As a MassMutual general agency, the San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency leverages the resources of a 159-year old, Fortune 500* company with local expertise on helping clients achieve their financial goals. The agency offers a broad range of products and services, including life and disability income insurance needs analysis, long-term care insurance, retirement planning products, investment products, Estate analysis, business Continuation Planning, Executive Fringe Benefits, and Employee Benefit products and services. The agency is headquartered in Walnut Creek and has additional offices in San Francisco, Fremont and Milpitas.

About the San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency LLC

With roots going back to 1891, San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency LLC is a significant contributor to the local economy, as shown by the following figures about the San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency and its detached offices (as of December 31, 2009):

  • More than 36,000 policyholders and clients(1)
  • Managing over $896 Million in assets (including assets and certain external investment funds managed by MassMutual and its subsidiaries)
  • More than $4.3 billion in life insurance face amount in force (2)
  • Will return more than$9.3 million in dividends to its participating policyholders in 2009(3) 

Robert Fakhimi is CEO and Managing Partner of the San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency LLC. Mr. Fakhimi can be reached at 888-803-3631, ext. 320 or by e-mailing him at rfakhimi@finsvcs.com. Securities and investment advisory services offered through qualified registered representatives of MML Investors Services, member SIPC, Inc. 2121 N. California Blvd. Suite 395 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 (925)979-2300

About MassMutual

Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders every year since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company's strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.

MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, Inc., member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

For more information, visit massmutual.com.

(1) An insured, owner, or payer of a MassMutual policy or contract.

(2) Amount of individual life insurance in force at the end of the period related to products issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, C.M. Life Insurance Company and MML Baystate Life Insurance Company.
*Fortune Magazine May 3, 2010

(3) The amount of dividends to whole life policyholders in 2009.

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