Charlie Shaffer Joins Voya Investment Management as Head of Institutional Distribution

NEW YORK, March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Voya Investment Management, the asset management business of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that Charlie Shaffer has joined the firm as a managing director and head of Institutional Distribution.  Based in New York, Shaffer oversees all aspects of Voya Investment Management's institutional business including setting the strategic direction across U.S. and international sales, consultant relations, request for proposals, client service and relationship management. Shaffer reports to Shaun Mathews, senior managing director, head of the Client Group and is a part of the Management Committee of Voya Investment Management (IM).

Prior to joining Voya IM, Shaffer was the global head of Distribution at Credit Suisse Asset Management, having been promoted from a number of positions including the global head of Alternatives Distribution and the head of Distribution for the Americas. Prior to moving into asset management in 2012, Shaffer ran the Global Transition Management team at Credit Suisse. He previously held similar roles at Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley.

"Charlie brings a tremendous amount of institutional sales expertise across multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and alternatives and I'm looking forward to him helping us continue to build our business," said Mathews. "Last quarter, Voya IM-generated net inflows were $1.6 billion.  Charlie's mission will be to continue to build on this success as we work to expand our range of client solutions and optimize the effectiveness of our distribution channels."

Shaffer received a joint JD and MA degree from Duke University and graduated from Princeton University where he earned a Woodrow Wilson School Award while pursuing his BA degree in English.

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A leading, active asset management firm, Voya Investment Management manages, as of December 31, 2016, more than $211 billion for affiliated and external institutions as well as individual investors. With 40 years of history in asset management, Voya Investment Management has the experience and resources to provide clients with investment solutions with an emphasis on equities, fixed income, and multi-asset strategies and solutions. Voya Investment Management was named in 2016 as a "Best Places to Work" by Pensions and Investments magazine. For more information, visit Follow Voya Investment Management on Twitter @VoyaInvestments.

About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13.6 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2016. The company had $484 billion in total assets under management and administration as of Dec. 31, 2016. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya's vision is to be America's Retirement Company®. Certified as a "Great Place to Work" by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible and has been recognized as one of the 2017 World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, as well as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya

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