CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aegon Asset Management is pleased to announce that Martin Coughlan, CFA, CAIA, has been appointed as Head of Distribution for Aegon Asset Management US. Coughlan is a 20-year veteran with US and non-US institutional sales, product, marketing, and client service experience. Coughlan was most recently Global Head of Institutional Sales and Client Service at Westwood Management, where he led the firm's successful product and sales expansion globally.
Previously, Coughlan was Head of Global Institutional Services at Calamos Advisors LLC, where he spent more than seven years building the firm's global institutional client base and a global business model for direct plan sponsor sales, consultant relations, and client service. Coughlan also served as a senior portfolio specialist while at Calamos, focusing on global and emerging markets strategies.
"I've seen Martin's strong leadership skills first-hand," says Gary Black, newly appointed CEO of Aegon Asset Management US. "His expertise in building high-performing teams across sales, client service, and product areas will add tremendous value to our goals of maintaining strong investment performance, growing our third-party asset base, and increasing profitability. We welcome his leadership to the team."
Prior to Calamos, Coughlan, who graduated with honors from the University College Dublin with a Bachelor of commerce (banking and finance), spent nine years with Bank of Ireland Asset Management, where he served as Client Relationship Manager, working in Ireland, Japan, and the United States.
Coughlan will be located in the Chicago office of Aegon Asset Management US.
About Aegon Asset Management
Aegon Asset Management is a global, active investment manager. Aegon Asset Management uses its investment management expertise to help clients achieve a lifetime of financial security, with a focus on excellence, trust and partnership. Investors worldwide entrust Aegon Asset Management to manage approximately €343 billion on their behalf (as of June 30, 2016.)
Positioned for success in its chosen markets (North America, the UK, Continental Europe and Asia), Aegon Asset Management's specialist teams provide high-quality investment solutions across asset classes. Its clients benefit from the extensive international 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.
For more information: aegonassetmanagement.com
About Aegon Asset Management US:
In the United States, Aegon Asset Management group companies include Aegon USA Investment Management, LLC (AUIM) and Aegon USA Realty Advisors, LLC. (AURA), an unregistered real estate asset manager. AUIM currently is the only legal entity within the Aegon Asset Management group of companies that provides securities investment advice to unaffiliated US clients.
As an international life insurance, pensions and asset management company based in The Hague, Aegon has businesses in over twenty markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Aegon companies employ approximately 27,500 people and serve millions of customers across the globe. For more information: aegon.com.
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