About Us

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company 

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company®, a New York Stock Exchange Listed company (NYSE:AEL), is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. American Equity, through its wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, specializes in the sale of fixed index and fixed rate annuities. We are in the business of helping individuals preserve their retirement dollars and provide a secure, predictable income they cannot outlive. We are committed to our policyholders, distribution partners, shareholders, and employees and follow a people first philosophy that continues to drive our success and contribute to our growth.

A Message from John Matovina, Chairman and CEO

American Equity CEO John Matovina

American Equity has enjoyed much success in its first 22 years of operations and is well positioned for more success in the years ahead. Our strong foundation is the result of the extraordinary commitment and dedication to serving the needs of our policyholders and distribution partners that each of our employees brings to our office every day. We will continue to grow and meet the needs of our policyholders and distribution partners by following the keys to success that our founder David Noble laid out for us:

  • Offer attractive products with principal protection and guaranteed lifetime income that meet the needs of American’s preparing for or enjoying retirement.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with distribution partners.  
  • Stay consistent in our business practices and maintain a consistent presence in the marketplace.
  • Minimize credit risk in the investment portfolio—invest policyholder funds and shareholder capital in instruments that are high in credit quality.
  • And provide excellent service—in fact, the best in the industry. 

America’s retirees and pre-retirees have a growing need for attractive, safe money products that can provide guaranteed lifetime income and our products—fixed index annuities with lifetime income riders—are one of the most efficient ways to provide guaranteed lifetime income.    

Member Companies

American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company® is a leader in the sale of fixed index and fixed rate annuities. It sells its products through independent insurance agents.

Eagle Life Insurance Company® focuses on the sale of fixed index and fixed rate annuities by banks, broker dealers, registered investment advisors and other financial institutions.