NEW YORK, July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Voya Investment Management, the asset management business of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE :VOYA ), announced today that Jake Tuzza has been named managing director and head of intermediary distribution. Tuzza, who joined Voya Investment Management (IM) in 2002, most recently served as managing director and head of advisor and private wealth channels. Tuzza will report to Shaun Mathews, senior managing director and head of the client group for Voya IM. Tuzza also will serve on the firm's management committee.
"With more than 17 years of sales, business development, and structured products experience, Jake has strong leadership skills, a deep understanding of sales and relationship development, and an in-depth knowledge of Voya IM's products across all asset classes," said Mathews. "Voya IM has built a strong track record across our investment platforms and has demonstrated a commitment to serving as a reliable partner committed to reliable investing. I know that Jake will be a great leader as we focus on growing our business and offering valuable solutions that advisors can use to help their clients become retirement ready."
Previously, Tuzza's responsibilities at Voya IM encompassed the distribution of the firm's investment solutions to advisors, as well as leading the sales and business development teams covering private wealth and advisory, registered investment advisors, bank trusts, and broker dealers, including Voya Financial Advisors. In a prior role at Voya IM, Tuzza was responsible for the firm's structured fund business, including product development, syndication and after-market support for closed-end funds in both domestic and international markets.
Before joining Voya IM, Tuzza was an equity analyst for a hedge fund and began his career at the institutional fixed income trading desk at Merrill Lynch. He received a bachelor's degree from Philadelphia University and a master's degree in business administration from LaSalle University. He is a certified investment management analyst and holds FINRA series 7, 24, 51 and 66 licenses and is a member of the board of governors for the Money Management Institute.
About Voya Investment Management
A leading, active asset management firm, Voya Investment Management manages, as of March 31, 2015, more than $200 billion for affiliated and external institutions as well as individual investors. With 40 years of history in asset management, Voya Investment Management has the experience and resources to provide clients with investment solutions with an emphasis on equities, fixed income, and multi-asset strategies and solutions. For more information, visit voyainvestments.com. Follow Voya Investment Management on Twitter @VoyaInvestments.
About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE :VOYA ), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2014. The company had $486 billion in total assets under management and administration as of March 31, 2015. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya's vision is to be America's Retirement Company™. The company is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible — Voya has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies, by the Ethisphere Institute, and as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com or view the company's 2014 annual report. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.
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