Raj Krishnan joined Ares Management as partner and chief investment officer of Ares Insurance Solutions. He joined from F&G Annuities & Life, where he most recently served as executive vice president and chief investment officer.
Krishnan has more than 25 years of insurance asset management experience. Prior to joining F&G in 2009, Krishnan was a vice president and portfolio manager at Wellington Management Company. In his new role, he will oversee insurance asset management for AIS and optimize investment returns for more than 100 insurance clients. He also will develop and execute strategic asset allocation for Ares’ sponsored life and annuity insurance platform, Aspida Holdings. Pending the closing of Aspida’s acquisition of F&G Reinsurance, Krishnan also will support investment management activities related to a previously announced strategic flow reinsurance agreement with F&G.
“We are very pleased to add Raj to our team and further enhance our ability to originate and manage insurance assets as we seek to scale our platform,” David Reilly, partner and head of AIS, said. “We have had the opportunity to develop a strong relationship with Raj over the years and have tremendous respect for him and the track record that he has established at F&G, an industry leader. We believe Raj’s significant experience in the life and annuity space will strengthen our compelling offering to existing and new insurance clients.”
“I’m very excited to be joining Ares and the AIS team because we have a shared vision for the significant business building opportunity in the life and annuity market today,” Krishnan said. “I have known Ares and the AIS team for many years and I believe the extensive capabilities and differentiated expertise of the Ares platform positions us well for success. I also look forward to supporting Aspida as it executes on its growth plans, including the strategic partnership with F&G.”