20 October 2015News

Athene poaches Genworth Financial exec for CFO role

Provider of investment solutions Athene Holding, together with its subsidiaries, has appointed Martin (Marty) Klein as chief financial officer (CFO) of Athene effective November 9, 2015.

Klein brings more than 30 years of life insurance, finance and investment banking experience to Athene. He joins the company from Genworth Financial, where he served most recently as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to this, he held various senior leadership positions at Barclays Capital, Lehman Brothers and Zurich Insurance Group.

Guy Smith III, who had been serving as interim chief financial officer for Athene, will continue in his role as president of Athene USA.

Jim Belardi, chairman and chief executive officer, Athene, said: "We are pleased that Marty will join Athene as CFO. He brings extensive financial, leadership and public company experience. His appointment is another positive step for Athene as we continue to build upon our already strong executive team. I look forward to working with Marty to drive profitable growth and deliver shareholder value.”

Klein added: “I am delighted to join Athene as it continues to grow and expand its position in the retirement services sector. I look forward to leading Athene’s finance organisation and helping the company achieve its long-term strategic goals."