Govert Wessels joins as portfolio manager in the alternative fixed income team

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Aegon Asset Management has appointed Govert Wessels as a portfolio manager ABS, mortgages and consumer loans in its alternative fixed income team.

Wessels joins the team from Credit Suisse, where he was an investment banking analyst on TMT stocks in its London office covering the EMEA region. Previously he was studying for an Msc in Financial Economics at the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam.

Govert's focus will be on helping the team develop our direct lending activities, particularly in terms of mortgages.

Govert will be reporting to head of alternative credit Frank Meijer. The alternative credit team run by Meijer is responsible for managing approximately €25bn in alternative strategies including direct lending to SMEs, corporate private placements, Dutch residential mortgages and European asset backed securities.

Commenting on Wessels appointment Meijer says: 'Govert has an excellent academic record and as well as gaining experience at Credit Suisse. Initially his focus will be on helping the team develop our direct lending activities, particularly in terms of mortgages. I would like to welcome him to the team and wish him every success as he continues to build his financial career.'