Neuberger Berman has appointed Erik Knutzen as multi-asset class chief investment officer.
Knutzen (pictured) joins to deepen the multi-asset class strategic partnerships Neuberger Berman has with institutional investors.
Knutzen will drive the asset allocation process on a firm-wide level and create related client content for strategic partnerships and multi-asset class solutions while joining in portfolio management on a number of mandates.
"Erik's skills and experience complement our existing client partnership capabilities," says Joseph Amato, president and chief investment officer, Neuberger Berman. "Adding a seasoned, senior multi-asset class investor to an already deep capability at the firm helps Neuberger Berman deliver more insight, ideas and peer-to-peer investment experience to these important relationships."
Knutzen joins from NEPC where he has served as chief investment officer since 2008. As CIO, he oversaw a group of more than 45 investment professionals, including dedicated research teams focusing on alternative investments, traditional strategies and asset allocation.
He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, including nine years at Putnam Investments. During his time there, he was a member of the global asset allocation group, led the institutional portfolio management team with 15 portfolio managers, and served as a senior leader of the firm's international business.