Eric M. Kirsch joined Aflac in November 2011 as first senior vice president, global chief investment officer, and was promoted to his current position in July 2012. In his role, he is responsible for Aflac’s investment portfolio and a team of more than 90 investment professionals.
Prior to joining Aflac, he served as managing director and global head of insurance asset management at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he managed a global team of 55 professionals and oversaw the management of over $70 billion in insurance assets. Prior to that, he spent 27 combined years at Deutsche Asset Management (DeAM) and Bankers Trust Company, most recently serving as managing director and global head of insurance asset management.
At DeAM, Mr. Kirsch was responsible for a staff of over 100 people and managed over $150 billion in insurance assets. He also served as a member of the Global Operating Committee of DeAM. Prior to this, he served as managing director and head of North America Fixed Income, responsible for more than $150 billion in assets across multiple fixed-income investment strategies. He also previously served as vice president and stable value portfolio manager at Bankers Trust Company.
Mr. Kirsch earned a bachelor of business administration degree from Baruch College in 1984, and a master of business administration degree from Pace University in 1988. He earned his CFA designation in 1990. Mr. Kirsch also serves as a Trustee of the Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation.