NU Online News Service, March 16, 2004, 1:48 p.m. EST – Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, Mass., has hired Thomas Bounty to be a managing director in its private client group.[@@]

Bounty, a lawyer, previously was a senior counsel at a unit of Sun Life Financial Inc., Toronto. He handled tax and legal issues related to private placement life insurance and annuity products.

Bounty also supported sales of variable life policies and variable annuities at a unit of Aetna Inc., Hartford.