04-07-17 Commercial Observer
PGIM's Marcia Diaz talks originations and the evolution of the life company
PGIM Real Estate Finance's Marcia Diaz weighed in at No. 17 on the Commercial Observer's Power 50 list for good reason. As head of global originations for Prudential Financial's commercial mortagage business, she oversees production in the U.S. and around the world, while ensuring the multi-billion lending machine runs smoothly. Diaz spoke with CO about her 27-year career and how her role, and the role of the life insurance company, has changed. (more)

03-27-17 CBS This Morning
How Areofarms' vertical farms grow produce
With the world's population expected to grow to 10 billion by 2050, Newark, N.J.'s Aerofarms reimagines how to grow food by going up to provide fresh and affordable produce. The vertical farm, supported by a Prudential Financial investment, produces 130 times the amount of produce than an average traditional farm with the same growing area. Michelle Miller reports in CBS This Morning's ongoing "Real Food" series. (more)

03-27-17 PlanAdviser.com
Industry leaders aim to increase number of African American advisers
Even though African Americans comprise about 13 percent of the U.S. population, they only account for about 7.6 percent of the nation's financial advisors, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Delvin Joyce, managing director of Prudential Advisors' South Florida Financial Group, says his company works to change that while conducting informational seminars with diversity organizations, give a Prudential study that showed many African Americans prefer to recieve financial advise through social media, faith-based organizations and community outreach programs. "While we're there, we always give a plug for the career and talk about the opportunity to become a financial advisor," Joyce said.  (more)

03-12-17 The Wall Street Journal
Your pension check may soon be coming from an insurance company
Millions of retirees are expecting to get a company pension check for the rest of their lives. Increasingly, the name on the check will likely belon to an insurance company. That's because of growing business called pension-risk transfer, in which employers with old-fashioned pension plans, such as General Motors Co., work with insurers to take responsibility for retireees' monthly benefit. Prudential has emerged as the leader in U.S. pension-risk transfer, having signed 10 jumbo deals through which it has assumed nearly $45 billion of corporate pension obligations involving more than 320,000 people. (more)