Matt Toms, Voya’s CIO Fixed Income, sat down with Barron’s to profile our unconstrained fixed income strategy, the Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (IISIX).
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Christine Hurtsellers is the chief executive officer of Voya Investment Management, the asset management subsidiary of Voya Financial. Christine is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Voya’s asset management business including institutional, retail funds, retirement and proprietary portfolio segments. Based in New York, Voya Investment Management has additional domestic investment operations in Atlanta, Georgia, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Windsor, Connecticut and global operations in London, Hong Kong and Sydney, Australia. Prior to becoming CEO, Christine was chief investment officer of fixed income at Voya Investment Management, responsible for leading a team of more than 100 fixed income investment professionals. Before being appointed CIO, she had been head of our structured finance team. Prior to joining the firm, Christine served in a variety of roles at the Federal Home Mortgage Corporation, including leading the $650 billion agency guaranteed retained portfolio team and managing such products as mortgage derivatives, adjustable rate mortgages and collateralized mortgage obligations. Earlier in her career, Christine was a portfolio manager responsible for mortgages and structured products at Alliance Capital Management and Banc One, and a client consultant at Pentalpha Capital group. She is a board member of Pomona Capital and a member of the U.S. Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee. Christine is also on the board of councilors for the Carter Center and the Southeast Regional Board of UNICEF USA. Christine received a BA in finance with high honors from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Matt Toms, CFA
Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income
Matt Toms is chief investment officer of fixed income at Voya Investment Management. In this role, he leads a team of more than 100 investment professionals. Before becoming CIO, Matt was head of public fixed income at Voya Investment Management, overseeing the investment teams responsible for investment grade corporate, high yield corporate, structured products, mortgage-backed securities, emerging market debt and money market strategies for Voya’s general account and third-party business. In this capacity, Matt led the fixed income investment strategy and portfolio management process in close partnership with Christine Hurtsellers, former CIO of fixed income and now chief executive officer of Voya Investment Management; he also served as a lead portfolio manager on many of Voya's multi-sector fixed income strategies. Prior to joining the firm, Matt worked with Calamos Investments, where he established and grew their fixed income business. He also has prior experience with Northern Trust and Lincoln National within both public and private corporate markets as well as across multi-sector and global bond portfolio management. Matt received a BBA from the University of Michigan and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Paul Zemsky, CFA
Chief Investment Officer, Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions
Paul Zemsky is the chief investment officer and founder of the Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions Team (MASS) at Voya Investment Management. He is responsible for the firm’s suite of value-added, customized and off-the-shelf products and solutions that are supported by the team’s asset allocation, manager research, quantitative research, portfolio implementation and multi-manager capabilities. Prior to joining the firm, he co-founded CaliberOne Private Funds Management, a macro hedge fund. Paul began his career at JPMorgan Investment Management, where he held a number of key positions, including head of investments for over $300 Billion of Fixed Income assets. Paul is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and a board member of Pomona Capital. He holds a dual degree in finance and electrical engineering from the Management and Technology Program at the University of Pennsylvania and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Chief Investment Officer, Equities
Michael Pytosh is chief investment officer, equities at Voya Investment Management. Mike also serves as a portfolio manager on the growth team responsible for the large cap growth and mid cap growth strategies. Previously at the firm, Mike covered the technology sector as an analyst. Prior to joining the firm, he was president of Lincoln Equity Management, LLC and a technology analyst. Mike also served as a technology analyst at JPMorgan Investment Management and an analyst at Lehman Brothers. Mike started his career at American Express. He has a BS degree in accounting from Arizona State University and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Jeffrey A Bakalar
Group Head and Chief Investment Officer, Senior Loans
Jeff Bakalar is senior managing director, group head and chief investment officer of the Voya Investment Management senior loan group. He co-manages the group with Dan Norman, and he is chairman of the group’s investment committee. Jeff is currently a member of the board of directors of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association. Jeff received his MBA from DePaul University.
Group Head and Managing Director, Senior Loans
Dan Norman is senior managing director, group head of the Voya Investment Management senior loan group. He co-manages the group with Jeff Bakalar, and serves as a member of the group’s investment committee. Dan is a former member of the board of directors of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association and the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers. Dan received his MBA from the University of Nebraska.
Charles M Shaffer, JD
Managing Director, Head of Distribution
Charles M. Shaffer is a managing director and head of distribution for Voya Investment Management. In this role, he is responsible for distribution of Voya’s investment solutions to institutions, including insurance companies, pensions, endowments and foundations, as well as to intermediaries, including DCIO and sub-advisory markets. He leads sales and relationship management, business development, consultant relations, client service, RFP production and database management. In addition to his role as Head of Distribution, Charlie is a member of Voya Investment Management’s Management Committee as well the Voya Financial Enterprise Leadership Team. Prior to joining Voya, he was the global head of distribution at Credit Suisse Asset Management, a global asset manager with over $380bn AUM. At CSAM, Charlie was a member of the Management Committee and was responsible for the global institutional and intermediary distribution platforms, consultant relations coverage, client service and global marketing. Before his move into asset management, Charlie ran the global transition management team at Credit Suisse. He previously held similar roles managing transition, equity derivatives and program trading distribution platforms at Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley. Charlie began his career as a securities attorney. He holds a joint JD and MA from Duke University and is a graduate of Princeton University where he earned a Woodrow Wilson School Award while pursuing his BA degree in English.