Investment Management

Global Bond

Matt Toms, CFA

Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income

Total Years of Experience: 23

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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

Mustafa Chowdhury, PhD

Head of Rates

Total Years of Experience: 23

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Mustafa Chowdhury is head of rates for Voya Investment Management, responsible for directing the investment strategy for the rates group, including global rates, sectors and currencies, and equity/convexity hedging. Mustafa brings 20 years of experience working in the fixed income industry, equally divided between the buy side and sell side, and a deep expertise in mortgage-backed securities and G7 interest rates. Prior to joining the firm, Mustafa was a portfolio manager at AVM, where he served as a strategist working across fixed income assets, with a specialization in rates and mortgages. He began his investment career with Freddie Mac, where he was co-head of asset liability management and managed all hedging of the interest rate risk of the balance sheet. He also served as the head of the U.S. rates and agency MBS strategy at Deutsche Bank. Before Deutsche Bank, Mustafa worked for the Blue Crest hedge fund, focused on macro strategy, G3 rates and MBS. Mustafa holds a PhD in economics from the University of California, San Diego.

Brian Timberlake, CFA, PhD

Head of Fixed Income Research

Total Years of Experience: 14

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Brian Timberlake is the head of fixed income research at Voya Investment Management and is responsible for managing the organization’s global fixed income research analysts as well as the coordination of macroeconomic data across the fixed income platform. His team is responsible for macro and quantitative fixed income research and provides additional assistance to individual sector groups and the risk management team. In addition, Brian is a named portfolio manager on several global and opportunistic fixed income products. Previously, he was the head of quantitative research where he helped develop an integrated, automated tool for interest rate hedging, created multifactor risk models, and was integral to the design and monitoring of customized client portfolios. Prior to that he was a senior quantitative analyst at Voya. Brian received a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland, an MS in quantitative and computational finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a PhD in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

Sean Banai, CFA

Head of Portfolio Management

Total Years of Experience: 18

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Sean Banai is head of portfolio management for the fixed income platform at Voya Investment Management. Previously, Sean was a senior portfolio manager and before that head of quantitative research for proprietary fixed income. Prior to joining the firm in 1999, he was a partner in a private sector company. Sean received a BA and an MS in actuarial science from Georgia State University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

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