Chris Thompson is interim US CEO and head of distribution for Aegon Asset Management US. As interim CEO, Chris is responsible for all business aspects of Aegon Asset Management US and Aegon Real Assets US. As Aegon AM US head of distribution, he is responsible for developing and managing the overall distribution strategies for the US marketplace, including institutional and intermediary sales, consultant relations, client service, marketing, and product management. Chris is also a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Chris has more than three decades of distribution, product and marketing experience in asset management. He previously served as senior managing director and head of the Americas client group at AllianceBernstein. He also held positions at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Putnam Investments and BEA Associates/CS First Boston Investment Management. He has 32 years of industry experience and joined the firm in 2019. Chris received his AB with a major in government from Dartmouth College and his MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business.