Transamerica offers variable, fixed and indexed annuities and was ranked #11 in variable annuity sales in 2018. The company was created when the entity that would become Bank of America (founded by A.P. Giannini immediately after the San Francicso earthquake in 1906), acquired Occidental Life Insurance Company through a newly created holding company named Transamerica Corporation. In July of 1999, Transamerica began a new chapter in its history when it became part of one of the world’s leading international financial organizations, Aegon N.V. The company has earned the following ratings based on its financial strength: A+ (A.M. Best), A+ (Fitch), A1 (Moody’s) and AA- (Standard & Poor’s). Transamerica’s parent company, Aegon, is headquartered in the Netherlands and had approximately $342 billion in assets as of year-end 2018. Company website: www.transamerica.com.