FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * North End Re (Cayman) SPC 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
1/7/2022 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol AMERICAN EQUITY INVESTMENT LIFE HOLDING CO [AEL]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
18 FORUM LANE, 2ND FLOOR, 
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                          ___X___ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
(Street)
CAMANA BAY, GRAND CAYMAN, E9 KY-1102      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)
 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)___ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_X_ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock  15886163  D (1)(2)  

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  North End Re (Cayman) SPC is a segregated portfolio company organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands and a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of BAM Re Holdings Ltd. BAM Re Holdings Ltd. is an exempted company incorporated under the laws of Bermuda and a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management Reinsurance Partners Ltd.
(2)  BAM Re Partners Trust beneficially owns 24,000 Class B limited voting shares of Brookfield Asset Management Reinsurance Partners Ltd (the "Class B Shares"), representing 100% of such class of shares. The Class B Shares entitle the holders thereof to appoint one half of the board of directors of Brookfield Asset Management Reinsurance Partners Ltd. and, as such, may be deemed to indirectly control the decisions of Brookfield Asset Management Reinsurance Partners Ltd. regarding the vote and disposition of the Common Stock held by North End Re (Cayman) SPC; therefore BAM Re Partners Trust may be deemed to have indirect beneficial ownership of the Common Stock held by North End Re (Cayman) SPC.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
North End Re (Cayman) SPC
18 FORUM LANE, 2ND FLOOR
CAMANA BAY, GRAND CAYMAN, E9 KY-1102

X

Brookfield Asset Management Reinsurance Partners Ltd.
WELLESLEY HOUSE SOUTH, 2ND FLOOR
90 PITTS BAY ROAD
PEMBROKE, D0 HM08

X

BAM Re Partners Trust
73 FRONT STREET, 5TH FLOOR
HAMILTON, D0 HM12

X

BAM Re Holdings Ltd.
WELLESLEY HOUSE SOUTH, 2ND FLOOR
90 PITTS BAY ROAD
PEMBROKE, D0 HM08

X


Signatures
/s/ Gregory McConnie, Director and Chief Executive Officer of North End Re (Cayman) SPC 1/14/2022
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
/s/ Anna Knapman-Scott, Corporate Secretary of Brookfield Asset Management Reinsurance Partners Ltd. 1/14/2022
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
/s/ Kathy Sarpash, Vice President of BAM Re Trustee Ltd., for and on behalf of BAM Re Partners Trust 1/14/2022
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
/s/ Anna Knapman-Scott, Secretary of BAM Re Holdings Ltd. 1/14/2022
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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