ATLANTA , May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Christine Hurtsellers, chief investment officer of fixed income for Voya Investment Management, part of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), is one of ten women named to Money Management Executive's inaugural list of the Top Women in Asset Management. The list appears in the publication's May 19 issue.
Money Management Executive accepted nominations for its inaugural list of women asset managers making substantial impacts on their organizations and the fund industry. Winners were selected by Money Management Executive's editorial advisory panel. Profiles of the winners appear in the May 19 print issue and on www.mmexecutive.com.
"It is a great recognition for Christine to be acknowledged as one of the leading women in the asset management industry," said Jeffrey T. Becker, chief executive officer, Voya Investment Management. "In addition to her many individual accomplishments, she is also a great leader, she is passionate about our business and she has made tremendous contributions to both Voya Investment Management and our clients. We are proud to have her as a colleague and part of our leadership team.""These awards reflect our initiative to find and highlight exceptional women in asset management. After nominations and assessment by our editorial team and advisory board, we've selected 10 women as influencers in their field for having made substantial impacts on their organizations and the fund industry," said Paula Vasan, managing editor of Money Management Executive. "I am honored to be included in this recognition of a great group of women in the asset management industry," said Hurtsellers. "I am also grateful to Money Management Executive for their efforts to recognize the contributions that women have made to our industry. As anyone who works in asset management knows, ours is a challenging, but also rewarding, business. Our industry needs more women who are great listeners, have intuition, are great team builders and know how to take calculated risks in their careers." Since becoming head of Voya Investment Management's fixed income portfolio in 2008, Hurtsellers and her team have driven a strong improvement in performance. Specifically, 100% of traditional fixed income assets managed by Hurtsellers and her team outperformed their benchmark on a five-year basis as of March 31, 2014. Before assuming the leadership of fixed income, Hurtsellers was head of structured finance from 2005 to 2008. Her mortgage-backed securities team was responsible for the highly successful track record of the firm's proprietary mortgage derivatives portfolios, and she directed portfolio and sector strategy across fixed income asset classes.