Arik Rashkes

Managing Director

Mr. Rashkes is a Managing Director and Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Insurance practice. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and has executed a wide variety of transactions, including for multiple Fortune 500 and international companies, small-caps, entrepreneurs, and private equity investors. Mr. Rashkes is based in the firm’s New York office. 

Mr. Rashkes’ notable transactions include CIFG; New York Life; AIG; Alliant; WMIH; Annexus; advising the Special Committee of the Board of Athene in connection with the acquisition of VOYA’s Annuity Business; advising MetLife in connection with the spinoff of Brighthouse Financial; and advising the Special Committee of the Board of FGL in connection to the sale to FNF.

Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey in 2015, Mr. Rashkes was a Managing Director at Blackstone Advisory Partners, advising clients across the financial services and insurance sector. Before joining Blackstone in 2012, he worked at Deutsche Bank, where he executed transactions in the insurance industry, including multinational and cross-border transactions. Earlier, Mr. Rashkes worked at Citi for eight years, where he held positions within the Corporate and Consumer divisions.

Mr. Rashkes holds a B.A. in Finance from Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Israel and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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