Chief Executive Officer, Investment Management
Focus: Fixed Income, Investment Management
Christine Hurtsellers is chief executive officer of Voya’s Investment Management team, the asset management segment of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA), which helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. In this leadership role, Hurtsellers drives the strategic direction and operational performance of the Investment Management segment, which manages over $211 billion in assets as of December 31, 2016, for both affiliated and external institutions as well as individual investors. The firm, which has a 40-year history, is a top-25 manager of U.S. institutional and defined contribution assets across Equities, Fixed Income and Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions. Hurtsellers also serves on Voya’s Executive Committee.
The Investment Management segment’s mission is to help investors meet their long-term goals with confidence. Hurtsellers and her team adhere to the guiding principles of stewardship and service in delivering a value proposition of being a reliable partner committed to reliable investing. This commitment to reliability positions the organization to deliver consistent performance over a long period, which is critical for retirement and pension investors and long-term savers.
Before becoming CEO in September 2016, Hurtsellers was chief investment officer of Fixed Income at Voya Investment Management. In this role, Hurtsellers led a team of more than 100 investment professionals with over $134 billion in fixed income assets under management as of June 30, 2016. Prior to that, Hurtsellers was head of Structured Finance and also served on a mortgage-backed securities team that was responsible for the highly successful track record of the company’s proprietary mortgage derivatives portfolios. As a member of the Voya Financial Operating Committee, Hurtsellers collaborated on overall business strategy and key corporate-wide initiatives. She is a board member of Pomona Capital and a member of the U.S. Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee. In 2014, Hurtsellers was named one of Money Management Executive’s top women in asset management.
Before joining Voya in 2004 as a senior portfolio manager, Hurtsellers developed extensive mortgage portfolio-management experience, most notably at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”), where she led the agency guaranteed retained portfolio team with $650 billion in assets under management. Prior to that role, Hurtsellers managed mortgage derivatives, adjustable-rate mortgages and collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs). Prior to Freddie Mac, she was a portfolio manager responsible for securitized assets at Alliance Capital Management, and securitzed and municipal securities at Banc One, and was a client consultant at Pentalpha Capital group.
Hurtsellers earned a Bachelor of Arts in finance with high honors from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.