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Chris Nelson
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Chris Nelson

Chris-Nelson---Compliance-Officer.jpgCompliance/Suitability Officer


Chris joined American Financial in 2010 as the Field Compliance Officer (FCO) and became the Field Suitability Officer (FSO) in 2013. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the life insurance, broker-dealer, and investment adviser industry.  As FCO, Chris assists American Financial in complying with the various Advertising and Compliance requirements for each of the insurance carriers we represent by enhancing our internal processes and conducting on-going monitoring.  As FSO, he works with members of the Annuity Team to keep them informed of the suitability requirements for each carrier; facilitating the timely and thorough review of applications submitted to the FMO prior to being submitted to the carrier.


Prior to joining American Financial Chris was the Chief Compliance Officer for bank and hedge fund affiliated investment advisers and a broker-dealer where he was responsible for establishing, and maintaining, the compliance programs for each firm.  He spent the initial 12 years of his career with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.


Chris received his Juris Doctor from Capital University and his Bachelor of Arts from Ohio State University.  Chris and his family live in St. Louis Park, MN.