Jim Belardi

El Segundo, United States of America

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Athene

Jim Belardi

James R. Belardi is Co-Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Athene Holding Ltd. (AHL). In addition, Mr. Belardi is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Apollo Insurance Solutions Group, L.P. (AISG), AHL’s investment manager. He is a member of AHL’s and AISG’s Executive Committees. Mr. Belardi is responsible for AHL’s overall strategic direction and management and the day-to-day management of its investment portfolio. He is also a member of Apollo Global Management’s (AGM) Board of Directors and its Executive Committee. Prior to founding AHL and AISG, Mr. Belardi was President of SunAmerica Life Insurance Company and was also Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of AIG Retirement Services, Inc., where he had responsibility for an invested-asset portfolio of $250 billion.

Mr. Belardi has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.

He currently serves on the board of directors of Paulist Productions, where he chairs the investment committee, and Southern California Aquatics. Mr. Belardi swam in the 1976 and 1980 Olympic Swimming Trials and is a nine-time Masters Swimming World Record Holder.