Kuvare Asset Management Launches Third-Party Asset Management Business
NEW YORK-(BUSINESS WIRE)– Kuvare Asset Management (KAM), a boutique asset manager that oversees approximately $19 billion in assets for various insurance operating companies owned by or affiliated with Kuvare US Holdings (Kuvare), today announced the launch of its third-party asset management business.
Over the past two years under the leadership of Brian Roelke, President and Chief Investment Officer, KAM has built a seasoned team of insurance industry professionals and asset class specialists to drive portfolio performance across Kuvare’s operating companies. “Insurance investors continue to be motivated to search for yield against a backdrop that remains challenging. KAM has constructed bespoke private credit solutions in-house to augment Kuvare’s core fixed income assets, originating approximately $5 billion in primarily investment grade private credit at attractive book yields vs. publicly-traded comparables,” noted Roelke. KAM now plans to extend its experience across private asset-backed and structured credit, private corporates, and commercial mortgage debt to non-affiliated insurance clients.
In conjunction with the launch, Roelke has recently added three key members to his executive leadership team. Ana Morales joins KAM as Managing Director, Head of Business Development and Product Strategy. She will be responsible for leading client relationships and advancing the growth of the KAM third-party asset management platform. Morales, who has 17 years of industry experience, joins from Goldman Sachs where she was a Managing Director, Senior Relationship Manager in the firm’s insurance asset management business. Prior to that, Morales built and led BlackRock’s exchange-traded funds insurance distribution team.
Joseph Orofino joins as Managing Director, Head of Investment Risk Management. He has over 20 years of industry experience, most recently at Further Global Capital Management where he was part of the executive team for two operating companies. Prior to that, Orofino led Aflac’s investment initiatives in non-core fixed income, alternatives, and public equities. He also held senior investment and risk management roles at Swiss Re.
Thomas Pasuit joins as Chief Legal Officer. Prior to joining KAM, Pasuit spent over 16 years at MetLife, most recently as Head of MetLife Investment Management’s Fixed Income and Alternatives legal team. He began his legal career at Connell Foley, LLP, where he specialized in bankruptcy and financial restructuring.
Commenting on these events, Dhiren Jhaveri, Kuvare founder and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The launch of the third-party asset management platform and these new appointments reflect our commitment to attracting an extraordinary team to support outstanding client service and portfolio performance. Our talent bench positions us to address the unique investment objectives of insurers and capitalize on market opportunities to drive portfolio alpha.”
About Kuvare Asset Management (KAM)
As the investment manager of Kuvare, KAM oversees all investment activities for Kuvare’s operating companies. KAM also provides investment management services to third-party clients. KAM has offices in New York City, Chicago and Rosemont, IL
Kuvare is a technology-enabled financial services platform that provides insurance, reinsurance, and asset management solutions. The firm delivers its retail solutions, with a focus on annuity and other asset accumulation products, to the U.S. market and its institutional solutions to a wide range of clients globally.
Kuvare is committed to a sustainable growth strategy, backed by a consortium of long-term capital partners. The family of Kuvare companies includes Lincoln Benefit Life Company, Guaranty Income Life Insurance Company, United Life Insurance Company, Kuvare Life Re, and the Kuvare Asset Management (KAM) adviser entities. Kuvare was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL. For more information about Kuvare, please visit www.kuvare.com
 Company estimates based on private credit originations from 2/10/2020 to 1/31/2022 measured by committed par value at closing. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
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