Athene was co-founded by James Belardi, former President of SunAmerica Life Insurance Company and now CEO of Athene Holding Ltd., Chip Gillis, former head of Bear Stearns’ Insurance Solutions Group and former CEO of Athene Life Re Ltd., and Apollo Global Management.
Athene focuses on retirement savings solutions and has deep expertise in the long-term management of retirement benefits.
Our management team leverages 165+ years of combined experience to create opportunities in today’s evolving retirement marketplace for the growing number of individuals nearing retirement.
CEO, Athene Holding
What Drives Us
We are a company driven to do more and never satisfied with the status quo. Drive. Discipline. Confidence. Focus. Commitment. These are the attributes that set Athene apart and establish us as an industry leader.
- A net investment spread business focused on policyholder protection
- Disciplined risk management based on managing interest rate, credit and equity risks as well as liquidity in current and stressed scenarios
- Hiring smart, focused, achievement-oriented employees
- A high quality, liquid, fixed income asset portfolio together with long-term, low-cost retirement savings liabilities
Our U.S. operating subsidiaries’1 primary business is issuing, reinsuring and acquiring retirement savings products and similar liabilities through our multiple organic and inorganic distribution channels:
- Flow Reinsurance
- Funding Agreements
- Pension Group Annuities
- Acquisitions and Block Reinsurance Transactions
Athene has grown from a start up to a premier provider of retirement savings solutions for individuals and institutions, with $246.0 billion in total assets and $196.5 billion in net invested assets.2
We’re a leader in retail fixed, fixed indexed annuities3, registered indexed linked annuities, fixed annuity reinsurance, funding agreements4 and pension group annuity solutions5.
We are relentless when it comes to creating innovative financial solutions and building a strong team to serve our policyholders and our communities. We are committed to a high level of performance, which is reflected in our brand tagline, “Driven to Do More.”
The Power of Partnership
Athene is part of Apollo, a high-growth, global alternative asset manager. Apollo’s expertise in retirement services asset management gives us a competitive advantage through its alpha-generating portfolio management, asset origination and structuring, M&A sourcing, and operational support.
As one company, we are stronger, more credit-worthy and capable of more together. We believe the stronger capital base and complete alignment will allow us to rapidly scale asset and liability origination, broaden distribution channels and act as a leading global solutions provider.
Athene's invested assets are managed by our sister company, Apollo Insurance Solutions Group (AISG). AISG specializes in investment solutions for the insurance industry.
AISG is a value-oriented investor in corporate credit, private placement, real estate and alternative investments. AISG has the ability to meet varied objectives, such as asset liability management support, income generation and risk-based capital investing. AISG has applied this approach consistently since inception, deploying capital across asset classes.