CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aegon Asset Management US announced that veteran portfolio manager Christopher Hartman has joined its fixed income investment team. Hartman has 18 years of industry experience, including nine years as a portfolio manager of the Calamos Market Neutral Income Fund. He started at Aegon Asset Management on June 19, 2017.
"We look forward to Chris applying his extensive convertible arbitrage expertise to the development of a market neutral strategy," said Gary Black, CEO for Aegon Asset Management US. "Chris has the experience, talent and track record in the alternatives space to develop a differentiated strategy that complements the firm's robust fixed income offerings."
Aegon Co-Head of Public Fixed Income Jim Schaeffer continued, "Adding Chris to the team enhances the firm's ability to provide clients a broad suite of investment solutions. We look forward to his contributions to the team and the expansion of our alternatives offerings."
Prior to joining Aegon AM, Hartman was senior vice president, co-portfolio manager at Calamos Investments. He served as a senior member of an investment team that managed $25 billion across several asset classes, investment strategies and risk profiles. At the time of his departure, he was the co-portfolio manager of a fund that had approximately $4 billion in assets under management.
"This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a well-established, well-resourced investment platform," said Hartman. "I look forward to working with the team and developing new outcome-oriented strategies for Aegon's clients."
About Aegon Asset Management
Aegon Asset Management is a global, active investment manager with $348 billion assets under management, as of March 31, 2017. Investment capabilities include traditional and alternative fixed income strategies that span the credit quality and yield spectrum, real assets, specialty real estate yield-oriented strategies, equities, multi-asset strategies, and customized investment solutions.
AUIM and other companies in the group utilize "Aegon Asset Management" as a brand name to market their asset management products and services. While AUIM and its affiliates may have similar corporate and brand names, AUIM currently is the only legal entity within the Aegon Asset Management group of companies that provides investment advice to US clients. In the United States, Aegon Asset Management group companies include AUIM and Aegon USA Realty Advisors, LLC. ("AURA"), an unregistered real estate asset manager. Aegon USA Investment Management, LLC (AUIM) is a US-based SEC registered investment adviser and is also registered as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA).
Positioned for success in its chosen markets (North America, the UK, Continental Europe and Asia), Aegon Asset Management clients benefit from the extensive global research capabilities and in-depth local knowledge of Aegon Asset Management, as well as Kames Capital, its UK investment team, and TKP Investments, its fiduciary and multi-manager investment team in the Netherlands.
Aegon Asset Management is part of Aegon, one of the world's leading financial services organizations, providing life insurance, pensions and asset management.
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