Christine Hurtsellers, CFA
Chief Executive Officer, Voya Investment Management
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 the chief investment officer of fixed income at Voya Investment Management, leading a team of more than 200 investment professionals, with broad oversight of Voya’s fixed income platform as well as business management responsibilities. As CIO, Matt serves as the chair of the Fixed Income Asset Allocation Committee, a group that formulates the fixed income platform’s strategic investment themes that in turn informs strategy and risk budgeting across public fixed income portfolios. Matt is also a member of the Investment Committee that is represented by the CIOs from across Voya Investment Management. 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. Prior to joining Voya, Matt worked at Calamos Investments, where he built their fixed income business. He also has prior portfolio management experience at Northern Trust and Lincoln National. Matt earned a BBA from the University of Michigan and is a CFA® Charterholder.
Paul Zemsky, CFA
Chief Investment Officer, Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions
Paul Zemsky is chief investment officer and founder of the Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions Team (MASS) at Voya Investment Management. He is responsible for Voya’s suite of value-added, customized and off-the-shelf products and solutions supported by the team’s asset allocation, manager research, quantitative research, portfolio implementation and multi-manager capabilities. Prior to joining Voya, Paul co-founded CaliberOne Private Funds Management, a macro hedge fund. He began his career at JPMorgan Investment Management, where he held several key positions, including head of investments for over $300 billion of fixed income assets. Paul is a member of Voya’s management committee and a board member of Pomona Capital. He earned dual BS degrees in economics and electrical engineering from the Management and Technology Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a CFA® Charterholder.
Chief Investment Officer, Equities
Michael Pytosh is the 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 Voya, Mike covered the technology sector as an analyst. Prior to joining Voya, 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. Mike earned a BS 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, Leveraged Credit Group
Jeff Bakalar is senior managing director, group head and chief investment officer in the leveraged credit group at Voya Investment Management. He is chairman of the group’s investment committee. He serves as chair of the board of directors of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association. Jeff earned a BS in finance from University of Illinois at Chicago, and an MBA from DePaul University.
Charles M Shaffer, JD
Senior Managing Director, Head of Distribution
Charlie Shaffer is a senior managing director and head of distribution at Voya Investment Management. In this role, he is responsible for distribution of Voya’s investment solutions to institutions, including consultants, insurance companies, pensions, endowments and foundations, as well as to intermediaries, including our Private Wealth and Advisory Channels, DCIO and “Professional Buyers” and Sub-advisory clients. In addition, Charlie is responsible for our global distribution direct and channel management businesses. Charlie is also responsible for our Client Service and relationship management, Distribution Enablement and Intelligence and RFP production and database management. Charlie is a member of VIM’s enterprise leadership team and management committee as well the Voya financial enterprise leadership team. Prior to joining Voya, Charlie was the global head of distribution at Credit Suisse Asset Management, where he was a member of the management committee and responsible for the global institutional and intermediary distribution platforms, consultant relations coverage, client service and global marketing. Prior to his move into asset management, Charlie ran the global transition management team at Credit Suisse. Previously, he held similar roles managing transition, equity derivatives and program trading distribution platforms at Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley. Prior to that, he was a securities attorney. Charlie earned a joint JD and MA from Duke University, and a BA in English from Princeton University, where he earned a Woodrow Wilson School Award.