Chief Operating Officer - Investments

at Global Atlantic Financial Group
New York, NY

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Global Atlantic Financial Group is a leader in the U.S. life insurance and annuity industry, serving the needs of individuals and institutions. Global Atlantic is a majority-owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management across multiple strategies and capital markets solutions.

Global Atlantic is looking for a diverse team of talented individuals who reinforce our culture of collaboration and innovation. We are dedicated to the career development of our people because we know they are critical to our long-term success. Join our team and come grow with us. 

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The Opportunity

The COO, Investments will provide leadership and management supervision wherever necessary to support the Investments President and CIO, maximizing all revenue opportunities between Global Atlantic and KKR. They will set the tone by implementing, administering, and providing a strategic vision to execute the ‘Strategy', as agreed to with top level management. The COO must remain nimble to the evolving and changing needs of the business by creating sustainable relationships, protocols, and processes to support new initiatives as well as optimizing the current platform.

Reporting relationship

The COO Investments will report directly to Global Atlantic’s President of Investments.


The COO will be based in Global Atlantic’s offices at 30 Hudson Yards in New York City.

Key Responsibilities

Business Operations and Administration

  • Supervise and direct day to day business operations that support the Investment team.
  • Advise the President of Investments on key management and administrative matters to produce outcomes aligned with business strategy.
  • Manage strategic initiatives and projects that support the strategy and growth plans including infrastructure, new products, and optimization. 
  • Closely collaborate with Human Resources on performance measurement management.
  • Partner with the Head of Investment Operations to help manage operations’ connectivity and escalation of issues to Investments stakeholders more broadly.
  • Manage the production of key strategy presentations for the CIO and President of Investments that reflect the team’s vision and outlook and act as Investments’ representative at key firmwide operating and risk committees.
  • Own Investments team budget process and expense management (including third party vendor oversight) in coordination with FP&A and CFO organization; set thoughtful budget guidelines as part of regular forecasting process.

Gateways: Maximize Revenue via Coordination within the Origination of Investment Themes and Ideas

  • Ensure all ‘gateways’ internal and external are leveraged for the firm, including processes that harvest high value outcomes (fee and advisory/relationship based) for both Global Atlantic and KKR. 
  • Drive relationships across Global Atlantic’s retail and institutional teams (including COO counterparts), and support Global Atlantic / KKR priorities including maximizing financial and franchise outcomes amidst evolving market and regulatory environments.

Create platform leverage with CIO & Investments President

  • Communication and chemistry are maximized between CIO, President and COO - seamless connectivity and vision are critical.
  • Become a trusted and transparent partner to foster constructive outcomes across the broader franchise.
  • Wherever possible, complement the CIO and President’s experience and management styles to produce efficient results to cascade Investments’ strategic and commercial goals.

 People, Talent and Culture: Leadership by example from the COO

  • Foster a dynamic culture of collaboration, diversity and inclusion, communication, connectivity, and relationship building, that leads to the successful execution of the team’s broader strategy. 
  • Partner with Human Resources on team goals and ensure key talent is acquired and retained in support of the strategic business plans.
  • Promote a culture of awareness and demonstrate compliance and controls that protect the firm and our people.  

Experience & Qualifications

  • 15+ years of experience in asset management or insurance-focused private equity highly preferred with ~5 years of experience in a similar COO leadership function.
  • Track record of high-performing leadership and successfully prioritizing and executing tasks in a fast-based environment where talented people are dedicated to driving results.
  • Demonstrates ability to create value through operational and continuous improvement; strong analytical orientation with superior presentation abilities, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Undergraduate degree required with outstanding academic record, advanced degree highly preferred.

 Other Personal Characteristics

  • Thrives on change and continuous improvement; possesses high regard for communication and transparency.
  • Appreciation of technology requirements and implementation resourcing for large scale initiatives such as process automation and portfolio management platforms.
  • Strong influencing skills with the ability to appreciate different and varied approaches and opinions in a thoughtful and inclusive manner.
  • Possess unquestionable integrity, ethical, and moral character.
  • Some nationwide travel will be required.

Global Atlantic’s base salary range is determined through an analysis of similar positions in the external labor market. The annual base salary range provided in this posting for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country.  Base pay is just one component of Global Atlantic’s total compensation package for employees and at times we hire outside the boundaries of the salary range. Other rewards may include annual cash bonuses, long-term incentives (equity), generous benefits (including immediate vesting on employee contributions to a 401(k), as well as a company match on your contributions), and sales incentives.  Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer. Compensation for our more senior positions have a larger component of short-term cash bonus and long-term incentives.  The base salary range for this role is $191,000 to $365,000.







Global Atlantic’s total rewards package is reflective of our corporate values, particularly diversity, excellence and innovation, with a focus on inclusion, pay equity, and flexibility. We are proud to support your personal and professional growth and well-being through programs such as educational assistance, virtual physical therapy, remote/onsite fitness reimbursement, a medical second opinion program, pet insurance, military leave, parental leave, adoption assistance, fertility and family planning coverage. We strive to foster a culture of total well-being through community outreach and charitable giving programs.

We are active in our communities-

  • New York: Red Hook Conservancy, Girls Who Invest and The Bowery Mission
  • Boston: Cradles to Crayons, Project Bread, Let’s Get Ready, Rise Against Hunger, Salvation Army and many other local volunteer organizations in around the Boston area
  • Hartford: Habitat for Humanity, Foodshare, Humane Society, Hands on Hartford, Mercy Shelter and Dog Star Rescue
  • Indianapolis: Elevate Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Batesville: American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Angels of Giving, Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Ripley County Community Foundation, Safe Passage, Batesville High School Sponsorships, local area youth sports and food pantries, as well as many others
  • Des Moines: United Way, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa and Make a Wish Foundation
  • Berwyn: Food drive and will be planning an event to help a local family over the holidays
  • Atlanta: Packaged Good Organization, which helps the most vulnerable community members with providing personalized care packages for people in need including the elderly, our armed forces, the homeless and hospitalized kids
  • Bermuda: Sponsor of a weekly feeding program operated by The Hamilton Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Social platforms provide an environment to collaborate with others and participate in friendly competitions towards achieving physical, emotional and financial well-being. Our highly competitive health, retirement, life and disability plans can be tailored to best suit your needs and those of your whole family.

Global Atlantic is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can meaningfully contribute to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.  More than that, we strive to be inclusive of all backgrounds and experiences, which we feel gives us a competitive advantage in the market and within our firm.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

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