Aegon AM strengthens alternative fixed income team with four hires

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We have strengthened our alternative fixed income team with four hires, following strong Third Party demand for our range of strategies.

Philip van der Meijden, George Konings, Mickey Teunissen and George Nijborg have all recently joined Aegon Asset Management's Netherlands based alternative fixed income team, which manages around €40 billion of alternative fixed income assets including Asset Backed Securities, residential mortgages, Small Medium-sized Enterprise loans and government guaranteed loans and is headed by Frank Meijer.

Our ABS and Private Debt strategies have seen strong Third Party inflows in recent years. Philip, Mickey and both Georges’ are welcome additions to the now 18-strong alternative FI team.

Philip van der Meijden has joined the team as an investment manager, focusing on residential mortgages and is co-manager of the Aegon Dutch Mortgage strategies. He previously worked as a portfolio manager at Arrow Global, prior to that he was an associate in the credit solutions sales team at Credit Suisse in London.

George Konings has eight years industry experience and joins as an investment manager, with a focus on buy-out and growth financing of SMEs and small-mid-caps. He is a co-manager of the Aegon SME Loan strategy, with guarantees from the European Investment Fund. Before joining Aegon Asset Management, Konings worked at Rabobank as an associate director focusing on leveraged capital markets and capital structuring.

Mickey Teunissen will also focus on buy-out and growth financing for SMEs and small mid-caps in his role as an investment manager and co-manager of the Aegon SME Loan strategy. Previously, he was also at Rabobank for eight years as an associate director but concentrating on acquisition (leveraged) finance in the mid-cap market.

Finally, George Nijborg joins from Goldman Sachs where he was an executive director for seven years in the debt & capital markets team in London and before that Citigroup and Morgan Stanley. He will be co-manager of our corporate private placement strategy and will also focus on insurance wrapped transactions.

Commenting on the appointments Frank Meijer says: 'Our ABS and Private Debt funds have seen strong Third Party inflows in recent years, thanks to the very attractive yields we can offer and the favorable capital treatment. Our Private Debt strategies also have a strong ESG/Impact angle, which becomes more and more a focus point for our clients. Philip, Mickey and both Georges' are very welcome additions to the now 18-strong alternative fixed income team to support our range of Private Debt strategies.'