Athene Introduces New Athene Performance Elite Annuity Suite
June 8, 2015
As one of the top five indexed annuity sellers for first quarter 2015, Athene is proud to introduce a new series of fixed indexed annuities with a simple but compelling design. Athene Performance Elite® annuities are built to help individuals accumulate money for retirement – the reason FIAs were originally developed. Athene Performance Elite Plus combines accumulation potential with optional liquidity features (for a charge) that are among the most robust in the industry.
Athene Performance Elite fixed indexed annuities feature a premium bonus along with several indexed interest crediting strategies that offer the potential for growth through interest credits linked to the performance of an external market index. While it’s possible to receive zero percent interest in any crediting period, these strategies guarantee that you will not lose money due to market risk or losses.
With these annuities, growing savings doesn't mean giving up access to money. The Athene Performance Elite Plus annuity includes a Liquidity Rider, for a charge, that offers an enhanced premium bonus along with additional flexibility should the need arise.
"With millions of people just years away from retirement, we know they are looking for products that will allow them to protect and grow their nest eggs," said Chris Grady, EVP Retail and Sales at Athene USA. "Our Athene Performance Elite annuities combine growth potential with protection from loss due to market downturns. We think that is a win-win that allows clients to plan for the fun parts of retirement while reducing worry about their retirement savings."
Performance Elite is just one of Athene USA's innovative annuity products. Our portfolio includes flexible products engineered to provide increased opportunities for consumers seeking the combination of market downside protection, accumulation, guarantees and flexible benefits. Athene USA is one of the industry’s fastest-growing writers of fixed annuities. We are in the retirement savings sector for the long term, with a strong portfolio of fixed annuity products designed to meet your retirement income needs.
Performance Elite is currently available in 41 states and the District of Columbia. To learn more, visit www.athene.com or talk with your financial advisor.
About Athene USA
Athene USA is an Iowa-domiciled corporation that serves as the U.S. holding company for Athene's annuity operations in the United States. Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, Athene USA serves customers in all 50 states, and through its predecessor companies, has been serving American consumers for more than 100 years. Athene USA is a subsidiary of Athene Holding Ltd. Further information can be found at www.athene.com.