New York Life MainStay Investments Advantage

We believe four distinct attributes give us a competitive
advantage and help us deliver long-term results to our clients.

  • A heritage of financial strength

    Our parent company, New York Life Insurance Company,
    has a long history of integrity and financial strength.1

  • Multi-boutique investment management

    With our multi-boutique structure, investors can access highly specialized institutional asset managers through MainStay Funds, ETFs, closed end funds, and separately managed accounts.2

All delivered by our number one asset—our people.
  • Guaranteed income solutions

    As the leading provider of income annuities in the industry, we are able to provide clients with a guaranteed income stream for a specified period of time or for the duration of their life.3

  • Thought leadership

    We provide investment insights, perspectives, and wealth-building and wealth-preservation educational tools.

1. New York Life Insurance Company has been in existence for over 170 years, and has the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch Ratings (AAA), Moody's Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor's (AA+). Source: Individual third-party ratings reports as of 12/31/15.

2. The MainStay Funds® are managed by New York Life Investment Management LLC and distributed through NYLIFE Distributors LLC, 30 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company. NYLIFE Distributors LLC is a Member FINRA/SIPC.

3. Source: LIMRA, 2015. Based on the premium amount each year from 2006-2012. Income Annuities are Single Premium Immediate Annuities which are issued by New York Life Insurance and Annuity Corporation (NYLIAC), a Delaware Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, 51 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010.

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MainStay Investments® is a registered service mark and name under which New York Life Investment Management LLC does business. MainStay Investments, an indirect subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, New York, NY 10010, provides investment advisory products and services. The MainStay Funds® are managed by New York Life Investment Management LLC and distributed by NYLIFE Distributors LLC, 30 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company. NYLIFE Distributors LLC is a Member FINRA/SIPC. IndexIQ® is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC. ALPS Distributors, Inc. (ALPS) is the principal underwriter of the ETFs. NYLIFE Distributors LLC is a distributor of the ETFs and the principal underwriter of IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Plus Fund. NYLIFE Distributors LLC is located at 30 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is not affiliated with NYLIFE Distributors LLC. NYLIFE Distributors LLC is a Member FINRA/SIPC.