American Equity Investment Life Holding Company, through its subsidiaries, develops and sells fixed index and fixed rate annuity products in 50 states and the District of Columbia. It issues fixed index annuities and fixed rate annuities, as well as single premium immediate annuities. The company also offers life insurance products comprising traditional ordinary and term, universal life, and other interest-sensitive life insurance products. It targets group of individuals aging 45-75 who are seeking to accumulate tax-deferred savings or create guaranteed lifetime income. The company markets its products through a brokerage distribution network of approximately 38 national marketing organizations and approximately 30,000 independent agents. American Equity Investment Life Holding Company was founded in 1995 and is based in West Des Moines, Iowa.