Austin, TX (February 26, 2019) – Vida Capital, a leading alternative asset manager specializing in insurance-linked strategies, announced that Stephen Kirkwood has joined the firm as Senior Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Kirkwood will report directly to Jeff Serra, President and CEO at Vida Capital.
“Stephen is an excellent addition to our senior management team as our new General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. He has many years of experience in both our core business as well as the tangential growth initiatives we are pursuing as a firm. We are very happy to welcome him to our team in Austin,” said Jeff Serra, President and CEO.
Previously, Mr. Kirkwood served as the EVP, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary for the nation’s largest direct purchaser of consumer future cash flows backed by insurance company obligations. He was responsible for the company’s legal, compliance and regulatory matters including handling a broad range of M&A and capital markets transactions, risk analysis matters, compliance and corporate governance items. In addition, he led the legal and compliance efforts taking the company through its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, and he managed the ongoing SEC, NYSE and OTC marketplace reporting and compliance requirements.
Mr. Kirkwood graduated from Union College in 1992 and from Albany Law School in 1995.
About Vida Capital Management
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Vida Capital is a multi-billion dollar alternative asset management firm that manages both evergreen and closed-end structures. Vida specializes solely in insurance-linked strategies with a predominant focus on longevity-contingent risk.