Chris Gootkind Joins Loomis Sayles as Director of
Credit Research & Credit Strategist
September 01, 2010 10:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time
BOSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Loomis, Sayles & Company announced today that Chris Gootkind,
CFA, has joined the Fixed Income Group in the new role of director of credit research & credit strategist effective
September 13. He will report to Jae Park, chief investment officer, Fixed Income. This addition follows significant
recent new hires in the quantitative research & risk analysis and securitized teams, as well as in the areas of
derivatives and absolute strategies.
Chris assumes leadership of Loomis Sayles' 37 person credit research group, which is a critical source of issuer and
security specific insight employed across the full range of fixed income investment strategies and products. He will be
responsible for ensuring that research is effectively and efficiently developed and delivered into the investment
process. The credit research group is responsible for covering corporates in all domiciles, including investment grade,
high yield, convertibles, bank loans, as well as municipal bonds. Chris also joins the investment grade sector team,
one of the primary avenues through which research ideas are ultimately introduced into client portfolios.
"We are recognized in the industry for our best-in-class credit research and we believe Chris' talents and vision will
continue to enhance our research capabilities as well as our reputation," said Jae Park. "Chris' extensive research,
investment and portfolio management experience make him an excellent match for this leadership role."
Chris brings 29 years of fixed income investment experience to Loomis Sayles. Most recently he was an associate
partner and credit portfolio manager at Wellington, where he initially joined as director of credit research in 2006.
Prior to Wellington, Chris held various investment roles at Scudder Kemper investments, including managing
director, head of investment grade