Our focus is on you

At Global Atlantic, we are focused on delivering clear value to our customers with an enduring commitment to keep the promises we make.

Our Story

Global Atlantic is a leading U.S. retirement and life insurance company, with a broad range of competitive and innovative products, leading integrated risk and investment management, and highly experienced leadership. We are committed to addressing your financial protection needs today – and tomorrow.

Watch our videos to learn more about our business, our approach, our people and our passion for our customers.

A strong company built on a unique heritage

Global Atlantic was founded at Goldman Sachs in 2004 and separated as an independent, privately held company in 2013. Its success is driven by a unique heritage that combines deep product and distribution knowledge with leading investment and risk management capabilities, alongside a strong financial foundation.

Scroll through our timeline to see how we got here.


Inception as Goldman Sachs Reinsurance Group


Acquires Allmerica Life, renames it Commonwealth Annuity and Life


Acquires First Allmerica Financial Life Insurance Company


Starts selling annuities through Commonwealth


Separates from Goldman Sachs and incorporates as Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited


Acquires AVIVA USA life insurance business line and renamed Accordia Life


Acquires Forethought Life Insurance Company: includes preneed business and annuity businesses built on capabilities acquired from The Hartford


All products and services branded Global Atlantic

Insurance Company Ratings

Global Atlantic's insurance companies maintain high financial strength ratings from third party agencies.

A Rating

A.M Best: "Excellent"
(third highest of 13)1
Outlook: Stable

A Rating

Fitch: "Strong"
(sixth of 19)1
Outlook: Stable

A- Rating

Standard & Poor's: "Strong"
(seventh of 21)1
Outlook: Stable

A3 Rating

(seventh of 21)1
Outlook: Positive

1Applies to the individual financial strength of Accordia Life and Annuity Company, Commonwealth Annuity and Life Insurance Company, First Allmerica Financial Life Insurance Company, Forethought Life Insurance Company and Global Atlantic Re Limited.

2Applies to the individual financial strength of Accordia Life and Annuity Company, Commonwealth Annuity and Life Insurance Company, First Allmerica Financial Life Insurance Company and Forethought Life Insurance Company.

Ratings apply to the issuing companies and do not apply to any specific product or underlying fund. Each individual insurer is solely responsible for the benefits and obligations of the products it issues.

Ratings as of July 9, 2020.

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Our leadership

Experience and commitment

Global Atlantic brings together leaders with deep experience at all levels of our organization – gained both at predecessor companies and throughout the industry. Leadership consistency drives a steady vision, strategy and commitment to the retirement and life markets.

Supporting the communities where we work

Our corporate responsibility

Making a difference

Global Atlantic believes we have a responsibility to support the communities where we work, and we focus our charitable efforts around this community-oriented philosophy.

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Great things happen when you harness the power of different perspectives and ideas in a diverse and inclusive workplace. From employee-led resource groups, to conscious consideration in our recruiting process, to our CEO’s pledge to reinforce a commitment to open dialogue and tackling unconscious bias – Global Atlantic embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Watch this video to hear from our employees and leadership about what “diversity and inclusion” means to us.

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Come grow with us

Global Atlantic’s success is because of its people. As we continue to grow and thrive, we are looking for talented individuals who reinforce our culture of diversity, inclusion, innovation, and critical thinking. Join us!

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