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Athene Annuity and Life Insurance Company

Athene Annuity Ratings 2023

Athene has an A AM Best Rating and a Comdex score of 78. The table below lists Athene Annuity Ratings including Standard & Poor’s, Fitch, Weiss, and AM Best.

For more in-depth Athene Rating and Financial Information scroll to the bottom of this page to the bookshelf and open the Athene Financial Profile flipbook.

Athene Annuity RatingsRating
A.M. Best Rating A
Fitch Ratings A
Comdex 78
Standard & Poor's A

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Athene Investment Holding's

The pie chart below lists Athene’s invested asset distribution. As you can see they hold 67.8% of their assets in bonds and 19.2% in mortgages. 

The percentage allocated to mortgages is much higher than most insurance companies. The bar chart shows their 5-year investment yields going back to 2015.

Non-Performing Assets
Bond Quality
Athene bond quality - pie chart showing distribution of bond classes
Invested Asset Distribution
5 Year Investment Yields

Company Profile

Athene Annuity & Life Insurance Company is a leading provider of products in the retirement savings market. Athene has an A rating from AM Best and was founded in 1896.

Athene surpassed Allianz Life as the #1 Provider of Fixed Index Annuities in 2020, based on total U.S. Individual Fixed Index Annuity Sales. They also own the Athene Annuity & Life Assurance Company of New York which issues their annuity products in the state of New York.

In addition to issuing its own annuity contracts, Athene is also one of the nation’s top re-insurers of other insurers’ existing blocks of annuity business.

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Athene Annuities

If you are considering purchasing an Athene annuity you may find one of the below Athene annuity reviews to be helpful. The Athene Agility 10 comes with a built-in income rider at no cost and is a good choice for someone wanting a lifetime income. 

Meanwhile, the Performance Elite 7 is a good choice for safe accumulation.

Fixed Index Annuities

Fixed Annuities

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Index Options in Athene Annuities

Historical Athene Index Annuity Returns

Athene Best Stock Market Index Options and Crediting OptionsBestRecentWorst
Athene Performance Elite 7
2-Year Nasdaq FC PT P Participation Rate
Athene Performance Elite 7 Plus
2-Year Nasdaq FC PT P Participation Rate
Bonus: 5% Rider fee: 0.95%
Athene Performance Elite 10
2-Year Nasdaq FC PT P Participation Rate
10 surrender yrs Bonus: 2%
Athene Performance Elite 10 Plus
2-Year Nasdaq FC PT P Participation Rate
Bonus: 8% Rider fee: 0.95%
Ascent Pro 10
2-Year Nasdaq FC PT P Participation Rate
10 surrender yrs Rider fee: 1%

7700 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Group Affiliation: Athene Life Group
State of Domicile: Iowa
NAIC Company Code: 61689
Year Founded: 1896

Athene Annuity Phone Numbers:
888-ANNUITY (888-266-8489)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT, Monday – Friday
Fax Number: 866-709-3922

Athene Annuity Login’s
Athene Annuity Individual Login
Athene Advisor Login at Athene Connect

Frequently Asked Questions

Athene Index annuities allow you to allocate your money among one or more of the available interest crediting strategies at the end of each crediting term (annually or semi-annually depending on the strategy you select).

Apollo Completed Merger with Athene; Finalizing Key Governance Enhancements on January 03, 2022.

Apollo, together with certain of its related parties and employees, owns approximately 35% of the outstanding Athene class A common shares.

Founded in 2009, Athene also serves as Apollo’s partner insurance company and had total assets worth $202.8 billion at the end of 2020, with operations in the United States, Bermuda, and Canada.

Athene is a financially strong life insurance company with an A rating from AM Best, Fitch, and Standard and Poors. In 2020 Athene was #1 in U.S. fixed index annuity sales after placing 2nd the previous two years.

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