Athene Annuity and Life Company Profile

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Athene Annuity and Life Company Ratings & Review

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. They are one of the industry’s fastest-growing writers of fixed indexed annuities and were #2 in total U.S. Index Annuity sales each of the past 3 years. They also own Athene Annuity & Life Assurance Company of New York.

The vision for their retail business is to be the fixed annuity market leader with a strong capital base and efficient operating model. They offer a strong portfolio of fixed annuity products designed to meet consumers’ accumulation and retirement income needs.

In addition to issuing their own annuity contracts they are also one of the nation’s top re-insurer’s of other insurer’s existing blocks of annuity business.

As of June, 2020 they had just over $65 Billion in assets; our Athene Financial Profile report has contains it’s credit ratings and information regarding the company’s financial holdings. 



Company Contact Information:

Home Office:

Athene USA
7700 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines Iowa, 50266

Call 888-ANNUITY (888-266-8489)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT, Monday – Friday

Fax Number: 866-709-3922

For individual annuity owners, you can login here to your MyAthene account to see your account details.

Financial Professionals can login here to Athene Connect to manage existing business and access forms and materials.

Athene Annuity Ratings

The table below lists Athene Athene Annuity Ratings including Standard & Poor’s, Fitch, Weiss, AM Best ratings as well as their Comdex score. You will also find their total assets & liabilities. For more in-depth Athene Rating and Financial Information scroll to the bottom of this page to the book shelf and open the Athene Financial Profile flipbook.

Athene Financial RatingsRating
7700 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
A.M. Best Rating (15 possible ratings)A (3)
Fitch Ratings (21 possible)A (6)
Comdex (percentile of all rating companies)78
Standard & Poor's (Financial Strength, 20 Ratings)A (6)

Learn more about what these financial ratings mean

Athene Annuity Products

Athene Fixed Index Annuities

Athene Fixed Annuities

  • Max Rate 3
  • Max Rate 5 
  • Max Rate 7

Athene Annuity's Available Market Index's

Discover everything you need to know about the indices that power Athene fixed indexed annuities. For index availability, please refer to the applicable Product Guide, Certificate of Disclosure or Prospectus.

BNP Paribas Multi Asset Diversified 5 Index

Ticker Symbol: BNPIMAD5

A dynamic and diversified index from a global banking powerhouse.
Eight underlying components including equity futures, bond futures and commodity indices provide exposure to a range of asset classes across three geographic regions. A volatility feature targets a volatility level of 5%. Rebalanced daily.1


Nasdaq FC Index

Ticker Symbol: BOFANFCC

Capitalize on growth potential in one of the world’s preeminent technology indices.
Patent-pending FC technology is designed to adapt to constantly changing economic conditions more quickly and efficiently than traditional volatility control mechanisms. The Nasdaq FC Index applies this capability to the stocks in the Nasdaq-100. 

It aims to increase returns by rebalancing throughout the day to manage exposure to the Nasdaq-100. The Nasdaq FC Index strives to realize growth potential by targeting 12.5% annualized volatility.1,2 Returns are subject to a 4% monthly cap.

AI Powered US Equity Index

Ticker Symbol: AIPEX

Choose a smart large cap equity strategy built by IBM Watson.®
Each month, AiPEX selects approximately 250 equity stocks from the 1,000 largest U.S. companies using a scoring system that evaluates financial health and management strength as well as market sentiment, economic and geopolitical risks. It then weights each company, assigning the largest weight to those with the highest scores. 

AiPEX reacts daily to changing market conditions, reducing the impact of short-term volatility by adjusting exposure to the underlying stocks. The index manages to a 6% daily volatility target.1



Ticker Symbol: MXEA

The Index is widely used as a benchmark and as the basis for index-linked financial products.
The MSCI EAFE Index is designed to represent the performance of large and mid-cap securities across 21 developed markets, including countries in Europe, Australasia and the Far East, excluding the U.S. and Canada. The Index is available for a number of regions, market segments/sizes and covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each of the 21 countries.

Russell 2000® Index

Ticker Symbol: RUT

The Russell 2000 as an important bellwether of the American economy because it measures the performance of smaller, domestically focused businesses.
The Russell 2000 index is a commonly used benchmark for mutual funds that identify themselves as “small-cap,” much like the S&P 500 index is used to benchmark large capitalization stocks. 

Mutual fund investors favor the Russell 2000 index because it reflects the investment opportunity presented by the entire market rather than opportunities offered by narrower indices, which may contain bias or more stock-specific risk that can distort a fund manager’s performance.

S&P 500®

Ticker Symbol: SPX

The benchmark index of large cap U.S. equities from a top global resource of indexed-based concepts.
Widely regarded as the best single gauge of large-cap U.S. equities, the S&P 500® captures approximately 80% of available market capitalization.

S&P 500 Daily Risk Control 2 8%TM Index (Total Return)

Ticker Symbol: SPX8UN2

Strives to deliver stable, risk-adjusted returns in all environments.
Represents a portfolio of the S&P 500® plus a liquid bond index. This volatility control index targets a volatility level of 8%.1 Rebalanced daily.

S&P 500 Daily Risk Control 5% Index (Total Return)

Ticker Symbol: SPXT5UT

Strives to deliver stable, risk-adjusted returns in all environments.
Represents a portfolio of the S&P 500® plus a liquid bond index. This volatility control index targets a volatility level of 5%.1 Rebalanced daily.

Janus SG Market Consensus Index

Ticker Symbol: SGMDJMCI

Unlocking growth potential using the wisdom of the crowd.
The index strategy features a performance engine designed by Janus Henderson® Investors based on analyst price targets and past dividends to select the stocks with the best growth potential among the largest US listed companies. 

A volatility feature targets a volatility level of 20%. A Performance Control Mechanism limits growth monthly in return for potential higher participation rates.1,2 The implementation of the strategy is completely rules based and their is no human

Athene Annuity Reviews

If you are considering purchasing an Athene annuity you may find one of the below Athene reviews to be helpful. The Athene Agility comes with a built in income rider at no cost and is a good choice for someone wanting lifetime income. Meanwhile, the Performance Elite 7 is a good choice for safe accumulation.

Athene Annuity Brochures

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Athene Annuity and Life Company 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 percent allocated to mortgages is much higher than most insurance companies. The bar chart shows their 5 year investment yields going back to 2015.

Invested Asset Distribution

athene 5 yr investment yields

5 Year Investment Yields

athene 5 year investment yields

Athene Annuity and Life Company Non-Performing Assets & Bond Quality

Non-Performing Assets

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Bond Quality

Athene Bond Quality - pie chart showing distribution of bond classes

Annuities are distributed by My Annuity Store, Inc. Guarantees are subject to the claims-paying ability of the insurer. My Annuity Store, Inc. does not advise clients on the purchase of non-fixed annuity products. The information presented here is not intended to be a recommendation to purchase a fixed annuity (MYGA), fixed index annuity(FIA), variable annuity (VA), registered index linked annuity (RILA), immediate annuity (SPIA), longevity annuity, or Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract (QLAC). 

The contract features described may not be current and may not apply in the state in which you reside. Insurance companies often issue contracts which are ‘state-specific’. Insurance companies also change their products and information often and without notice. Annuities are subject to the terms and conditions of the specific contract issued by the insurer, are not FDIC or NCUA insured, are not bank guaranteed, may lose value, and are not a deposit. Please call (855) 583-1104 if you have any questions or concerns. 

The information presented here is not a representation regarding the suitability of any concept or product(s) for an individual and it does not provide tax or legal advice. You should always consult your own financial planning, tax, and legal advisors to determine if a fixed annuity, fixed index annuity, annuity with long term care rider, immediate annuity, longevity annuity, or Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract are suitable in your financial situation.