Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. has hired Robert Goodman as managing director, Global Head of Insurance Relationships, a new position in its Insurance Asset Management business. Goodman will lead new business development efforts and oversee client relationships for the Insurance Asset Management business globally.
Goodman has served the insurance sector globally for more than 25 years with positions in consulting, investment banking and asset management. Goodman began his career at McKinsey & Co., where he became a partner and co-head of the European Insurance Practice. As an investment banker, Goodman worked at Goldman Sachs in both London and New York. He also worked at Lazard, where he was the Global Head of Insurance Investment Banking. Goodman moved into asset management in 2006 at Deutsche Bank, where he was the Global Co-Head of Deutsche Insurance Asset Management and a member of the Global Operating Committee for Deutsche Asset Management. Goodman is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He also holds an M.A. from Harvard University and a B.A. from Swarthmore College.
In other industry news:
American National Life Insurance Company of New York, Glenmont, N.Y., announced that David A. Behrens, executive vice president of American National Insurance Co. of Galveston, Texas, was elected president and chief operating officer of American National Life Insurance Company of New York. Behrens will continue as a member of the ANICONY board of directors.
Behrens succeeds Jim Pozzi, who is now president and COO of the parent company. Behrens has been with American National Insurance Co. for 14 years and continues his role as EVP of the Independent Marketing Group.
Aflac Inc., Columbus, Ga., hired Bradley E. Dyslin to the newly created position of managing director, global head of credit in Aflac’s Investment Division.
From the recently opened Aflac Global Investments office in New York, Dyslin will lead the Global Credit Research team, directing research and investment recommendations for the credit-related assets that make up the core portion of Aflac’s global portfolio. He will report to First Senior Vice President; Global Chief Investment Officer Eric M. Kirsch.
Dyslin has 21 years of experience in U.S. and global investments. He most recently served as senior vice president; head of research and portfolio manager for Hartford Investment Management. Prior to joining Hartford, he was director, U.S. Credit Research for Deutsche Asset Management in New York. Dyslin’s other experience includes more than a decade of progressively responsible positions with Principal Capital Management, including director, Fixed Income Research, and director, International Investment Operations. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from Morningside College and a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Iowa. He is a CFA charterholder.