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Dr. Jeff Boland most recently served as the chief risk officer of the investments portfolios at the Athene family of insurance companies, overseeing the companies investments across fixed income, real estate, and alternative assets. A founding member of Athene, he played a key role in its growth through acquisition in the retirement services and index annuity space for the first ten years of its corporate life.
Prior to co-founding Athene, Jeff was Director of Credit Risk Management at multi-strategy alternative asset manager Millennium Management. He was responsible for risk and capital management of credit-focused fixed income trading portfolios and strategies, including selection of new managers and strategies, capital allocation, hedging firm-wide credit and interest rate risk, setting trading and risk limits, and chairing the Valuation Committee for illiquid investments.
Previously, Jeff was co-manager of the Structured Products portfolio in the reinsurance arm of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). His responsibilities included the strategic development of the portfolio at an executive level, structuring and execution of transactions and directing research/development. Prior to RBC, he managed the credit and market risk of the derivatives portfolio at Canadian dealer Scotia Capital Markets.
Jeff received his Ph.D. in pure mathematics from the University of Michigan and served as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics for two years. He has authored research publications in differential geometry, dynamical systems, and mathematical finance.