NU Online News Service, Aug. 26, 2004, 11:13 a.m. EDT

USAllianz Investor Services L.L.C., Minneapolis, has hired Hayward Sawyer to be executive vice president and national sales manager.[@@]

Sawyer previously was executive vice president at American Skandia, Shelton, Conn., a unit of Skandia Insurance Company Ltd., Stockholm, that was acquired by Prudential Financial Inc., Newark, N.J.

USAllianz is an affiliate of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, an arm of Allianz A.G., Munich.