History – Transamerica

A history of innovation

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Transamerica has stood for innovation since 1904, when a young entrepreneur named Amadeo P. Giannini founded a bank in San Francisco to make financial services available to everyone.

Today, Transamerica encourages our customers to consider their long-term health in pursuit of their financial success. Because just like with planning and saving, we believe the little steps we take today can make a big difference for tomorrow.

One Icon Deserves Another

Inspired by Giannini, Transamerica was built on the idea that financial security should be available to everyone. So it’s only fitting that our headquarters would transform the San Francisco skyline in the same way that we’ve transformed financial services. Located at 600 Montgomery Street in the heart of one of the city's most storied sections, the iconic Transamerica Pyramid is still recognized internationally today for its distinctive structure.
Although the Pyramid no longer serves as the Transamerica's headquarters, it is still strongly associated with our company and is depicted in our logo. Today, the Pyramid stands as a symbol of innovation and longevity, much like Transamerica itself.

What we offer


Mutual funds offer the chance to add flexibility and income to your financial profile.

Retirement strategies

From retirement plans for employees to individual retirement accounts, we're here to help you sharpen your financial strategy.


Insurance can help you protect the people and things most important to you. We want to help you protect it all.

Income for life

Discover a broad range of annuities that offer income for life. Depending on the options you choose, you can pass money to your heirs, create opportunities for income growth, and so much more.