A video on Bloomberg featured a panel discussion from Bloomberg’s The Future Investor: Harnessing the Technology of Today. Among the panelists was Voya Investment Management co-Chief Investment Officer for Equities Vincent Costa. Responding to prompt about improvements to 401(k) plans, Costa said, “We’ve seen a lot of improvements even over the past few years, from automatic savings rates and automatic enrollment and customized advice.” He added, “One of the things that I’d like to see is continued flexibility for 401(k) clients.”
Pensions & Investments reports, “Twelve money management deals took place in the third quarter of 2022. In the third quarter of 2021, there were 32 transactions.” Voya Investment Management “agreed to acquire Czech Asset Management with an undisclosed amount that is not material to Voya’s financial position. Pzena Investment Management Inc. is becoming a private company in a $795 million all-cash transaction through a merger with its subsidiary.”
Voya Investment Management, the asset management business of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that it was selected by Allstate (NYSE: ALL) to manage the firm’s $850 million commercial mortgage portfolio effective Nov. 14, 2022. Allstate will retain ownership of the assets, which will transfer to Voya IM under a separately managed account and the existing assets will remain part of Allstate’s portfolio. Voya will be responsible for future originations consistent with maintaining a target allocation to the asset class on behalf of Allstate.
In addition, as part of the agreement, Allstate will transition approximately seven employees who constitute their commercial mortgage team to Voya Investment Management (Voya IM). These employees will be integrated into Voya IM’s commercial mortgage team, led by Greg Michaud, and will help manage Voya’s commercial mortgage mandates, including the Allstate portfolio.
Voya Investment Management, the asset management business of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that Matt Toms, CFA, has been appointed to the newly created role of global chief investment officer (CIO).
Toms, who has served as CIO of fixed income for Voya Investment Management (IM) since September 2016, will now lead the firm’s more than 300 investment professionals who are managing approximately $330 billion in assets under management across fixed income, equities, multi-asset solutions and alternative strategies. He will continue to report to Christine Hurtsellers, chief executive officer, Voya IM.
Bloomberg reports the Federal Reserve’s “tightening campaign has slowed deal-making activity in commercial real estate markets, leading Wall Street syndicates to forecast a fall in sales of the bonds that securitize the underlying mortgages.” In an interview, Voya Investment Management Securitized Credit Head David Goodson said, “This was one of the few subsectors that was running above trend through the first half of the year, and the market was just saturated with CMBS supply, so the pullback in issuance expectations has been a good thing.”
CNBC reports Voya Investment CIO Paul Zemsky “joins CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ to discuss how investors should navigate more economic tightening from the Federal Reserve.”
BNN Bloomberg reported the U.S. mortgage industry is “seeing its first lenders go out of business after a sudden spike in lending rates, and the wave of failures that’s coming could be the worst since the housing bubble burst about 15 years ago.” Voya Securitized Credit Head David Goodson said, “Part of the reason these companies are distressed is because the loans can’t go to the GSEs for funding. The options for funding are more limited, which is especially painful when financial conditions are tightening.”
Voya Investment Management (Voya IM), the asset management business of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Czech Asset Management, L.P. (CAM), a leading private credit asset manager dedicated to the U.S. middle market.
“At Voya IM, continuing to build out our range of innovative, private markets and alternative capabilities has been a strategic focus and growth driver for our firm and the industry at large,” said Christine Hurtsellers, chief executive officer, Voya IM. “The team at CAM will complement our leading fixed income platform and accelerate the expansion of our private and leveraged credit franchise across institutional, insurance and retail channels.”
With more than $5 billion of committed capital across four funds since its founding in 2011, CAM specializes in providing privately negotiated first and second lien floating rate senior secured loans primarily to U.S. middle market companies. The CAM team brings to Voya IM strong relationships with a robust group of investment partnerships, including public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations, religious organizations and Taft Hartley plans.