Calamos Investments has appointed co-chief investment officer and head of fixed income strategies R Matthew Freund as co-portfolio manager on a variety of the firm’s investment products.
Freund (pictured) brings more than 25 years of investment management experience and most recently served as chief investment officer at USAA Investments, where he oversaw more than USD140 billion in assets and led the teams responsible for the portfolio management of USAA's mutual funds and affiliated portfolios, including P&C and life insurance products.
John Koudounis, chief executive officer, says: "Matt brings extensive expertise to a wide range of our existing portfolios and is already assisting us chart a course for the future as we address the evolving needs of clients worldwide. We continue to execute on our mission to strengthen our existing capabilities and set the stage for new investment opportunities in key arenas."
John P Calamos, Sr., founder, chairman and global chief investment officer, says: "At Calamos, we have a long history of offering sophisticated, risk managed strategies in support of our clients' needs. Matt's contributions will help us to continue that legacy."
Freund saysL "For decades, investors have turned to Calamos Investments for innovative strategies. I look forward to working across asset strategies and contributing to the next phase of Calamos' strategic growth plan."