American Century Investments promoted four to its investment management team. Sherwin Soo is promoted to portfolio manager on the emerging markets equity team. Rob Bove is promoted to portfolio manager on the U.S. Systematic Large Cap Core strategy. Nalin Yogasundram is promoted to portfolio manager on the U.S. Opportunistic Mid Cap Growth strategy. Lastly, Don Owen is promoted to portfolio manager and senior quantitative analyst on Legacy Multi Cap and Veedot.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 29, 2015 – American Century Investments announces a series of promotions to its Investment Management team:
Sherwin Soo, CFA
Sherwin Soo, CFA, 43, senior investment analyst, is promoted to portfolio manager on the Emerging Markets Equity team. He will co-manage the firm’s Emerging Markets Equity strategy, including the Emerging Markets and NT Emerging Markets funds, as well as a new Emerging Markets Small Cap strategy. Soo will share portfolio management responsibilities with current portfolio managers Patricia Ribeiro and Anthony Han.
Soo, a member of the Emerging Markets team since joining the firm as an investment analyst in 2011, brings 19 years of experience to his role. Prior to joining American Century, he was a securities analyst at Neuberger Berman and William D. Witter. He also worked as an investment manager for Asia-Pacific equities at HSBC Asset Management and as an investment banking financial analyst for Salomon Brothers in both New York and Hong Kong. Soo holds a bachelor’s degree in biological neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a CFA charterholder.
Rob Bove, CPA
Rob Bove, CPA, 43, senior investment analyst, is promoted to portfolio manager on the U.S. Systematic Large Cap Core strategy, which includes the Fundamental Equity fund. Bove will share portfolio management responsibilities with co-portfolio managers Greg Woodhams, CFA, Justin Brown, CFA, and Joe Reiland, CFA. He also continues to provide fundamental research and analysis for the U.S. Systematic Large Cap Core (Fundamental Equity), U.S. Large Cap Growth (Growth/VP Growth) and U.S. Focused Large Cap Growth (Focused Growth) strategies.
Bove has been a member of the U.S. Large Cap Growth team since joining American Century Investments in in 2005. Previously, he was an analyst for U.S. Trust Company of New York. Bove earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova University and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from New York University.
Nalin Yogasundram, 40, senior investment analyst, is promoted to portfolio manager on the U.S. Opportunistic Mid Cap Growth strategy, including the Heritage and VP Capital Appreciation funds. Yogasundram will share portfolio management responsibilities with portfolio managers David Hollond and Greg Walsh. He also continues to provide fundamental research and analysis for the U.S. Opportunistic Mid Cap Growth (Heritage/VP Capital Appreciation) and U.S. All Cap Growth (All Cap Growth) strategies.
Yogasundram joined American Century Investments in 2013 as an investment analyst on the U.S. Small-Mid Cap Growth/U.S. Small Cap Growth team and moved to the U.S. Opportunistic Mid Cap Growth/U.S. All Cap Growth team later that year. Previously, he served as an equity analyst with T. Rowe Price for five years. Before attaining his master’s degree in business administration, Yogasundram was an engineer for several telecommunication firms, including Fujitsu Network Communications. He began his career with Texas Instruments.
Yogasundram holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University and a master’s degree in business administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Don Owen, 53, lead quantitative researcher for the Legacy Large Cap, Legacy Focused Large Cap, Legacy Multi Cap and Veedot funds, is promoted to portfolio manager and senior quantitative analyst on Legacy Multi Cap and Veedot. Owen will share portfolio management responsibilities with current co-portfolio managers John Small and Stephen Pool.
A member of the team that initially created the quantitative models used to launch the Legacy Funds and Veedot in 2002, Owen brings 18 years of industry experience and more than 30 years of technical experience to his role. He joined American Century Investments in 2002 as a knowledge engineer for AC Tomorrow and later became a director of knowledge engineering in 2006 and lead quantitative researcher in 2009.
Owen holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from California State University, Long Beach, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.
About American Century Investments
American Century Investments is a leading privately held investment management firm, committed to delivering superior investment performance and building long-term client relationships since its founding in 1958. Serving investment professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, American Century Investments offers a variety of actively managed investment disciplines through an array of products including mutual funds, institutional separate accounts, commingled trusts and sub-advisory accounts. The company’s 1,300 employees serve clients from offices in New York; London; Hong Kong; Mountain View, Calif.; and Kansas City, Mo. Jonathan S. Thomas is president and chief executive officer, and Victor Zhang and David MacEwen serve as co-chief investment officers. Delivering investment results to clients enables American Century Investments to distribute over 40% of its profits to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization. The Institute is the controlling owner of American Century Investments and has received dividend payments totaling over $1 billion since 2000. For more information about American Century Investments, visit www.americancentury.com.