Jim SchaefferDeputy Chief Investment Officer and Co-Head of Public Fixed Income

Jim Schaeffer

Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Co-Head of Public Fixed Income

Jim Schaeffer, Jr. is deputy chief investment officer responsible for shaping the strategic long term direction for the investment team. Additionally, Jim serves as co-head of public fixed income and a portfolio manager for the US and global high yield, bank loans, distressed assets and core plus strategies and provides managerial oversight over emerging markets. He also is responsible for stressed and special situation securities, and all restructuring and bankruptcy situations for the firm. Jim is a member of the Aegon Asset Management US Executive Committee. In addition, he is a member of the Aegon Asset Management steering committee that sets global macro and asset allocation strategies (global house views) and has responsibility for implementation of those views in the US. Prior to his current role, Jim served as a vice president at PPM America's Distressed Debt and Workout Group. He also worked in corporate banking and investment banking positions at Wachovia Corporation, Bank of America Securities, and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in Chicago. He has 24 years of industry experience and has been with the firm since 2004. Jim received his BS in finance from Miami (Ohio) University and his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Jim maintains his Series 3 and 30 registrations with the National Futures Association.

Jim Schaeffer
Chris Thompson

Executive Committee

Chris Thompson

Kirk Buese, CFA

Executive Committee

Kirk Buese, CFA

Chief Investment Officer

Scott Coté

Executive Committee

Scott Coté

Co-Head of Aegon Real Assets US

Christoph Gabler

Executive Committee

Christoph Gabler

Co-Head of Aegon Real Assets US

Darlene Greene

Executive Committee

Darlene Greene

Head of Human Resources

Doug Weih, CFA

Executive Committee

Doug Weih, CFA

Co-Head of Public Fixed Income

Stephanie Phelps

Executive Committee

Stephanie Phelps

Chief Financial Officer

Richard Wirth, JD, LL.M

Executive Committee

Richard Wirth, JD, LL.M

Head of Legal and General Counsel