Since 1926, Loomis, Sayles & Company has helped fulfill the investment needs of institutional and mutual fund clients worldwide. The firm’s performance-driven investors integrate deep proprietary research and integrated risk analysis to make informed, judicious decisions. Loomis Sayles currently has over $250 billion in assets under management.
Aziz V. Hamzaogullari, CFA
Nationwide Loomis All Cap Growth Fund
Aziz Hamzaogullari is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company and portfolio manager of the Loomis Sayles large cap, global and all cap growth strategies, including the Loomis Sayles Growth and Global Growth mutual funds and products outside the US. He is the head of the Loomis Sayles growth equity strategies team. Aziz joined Loomis Sayles in 2010 from Evergreen Investments where he was a senior portfolio manager. He joined Evergreen in 2001, was promoted to director of research in 2003 and portfolio manager in 2006. Aziz was head of Evergreen’s Berkeley Street Growth Equity team and was the founder of the research and investment process. Prior to Evergreen, Aziz was a senior equity analyst and portfolio manager at Manning & Napier Advisors. He has 23 years of investment industry experience. Aziz earned a BS from Bilkent University, Turkey, and an MBA from George Washington University. He is also a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.
Christopher T. Harms
Chris Harms is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company, portfolio manager for the Loomis Sayles fixed income group and co-head of the relative return team. He co-manages the Loomis Sayles Limited Term Government & Agency and Intermediate Duration Bond funds, in addition to the Loomis Sayles Core, Intermediate Duration and Short Duration strategies. Chris has 37 years of investment industry experience and joined Loomis Sayles in 2010. Previously, he was a senior vice president and managing director of an investment management team at CapitalSource Bank. Prior to CapitalSource, Chris was a managing director and senior fixed income portfolio manager at Mackay Shields. He earned a BSBA from Villanova University and an MBA from Drexel University.
Clifton V. Rowe, CFA
Cliff Rowe is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company and portfolio manager for the Loomis Sayles fixed income group and the mortgage and structured finance group. He co-manages the Loomis Sayles Limited Term Government & Agency and Intermediate Duration Bond funds, in addition to the Loomis Sayles Core, Short Duration and Intermediate Duration strategies. Cliff also co-manages the Loomis Sayles Securitized Asset Fund. He has 25 years of investment industry experience that began when he joined Loomis Sayles in 1992. During his tenure, Cliff has held the successive positions of portfolio assistant, research analyst, mortgage trader and portfolio manager. He earned a BBA from James Madison University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Daniel Conklin, CFA
Dan Conklin is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company, and an associate portfolio manager for the relative return team. He co-manages the Loomis Sayles Intermediate Duration Bond and Limited Term Government & Agency funds, as well as the Natixis Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF. Dan also co-manages the Loomis Sayles Core Fixed Income, Short Duration Fixed Income and Intermediate Duration Fixed Income strategies. Dan has nine years of investment industry experience and joined Loomis Sayles in 2012 as a fixed income client portfolio analyst. He moved to the relative return team in 2014 as an investment analyst and was promoted to senior investment analyst in 2018, and then to associate portfolio manager in 2019. Previously, Dan was a middle office analyst at Putnam Investments, supporting the firm’s derivative collateralization process. Dan earned a BS from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and an MS in Finance from Northeastern University.
Nationwide Loomis Core Bond Fund
Ian Anderson is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company. He is the agency MBS strategist for the mortgage and structured finance team, responsible for developing agency MBS research and relative value recommendations across all fixed income products. Ian is the lead portfolio manager for the dedicated agency MBS strategies. Ian joined Loomis Sayles in 2011 from Fannie Mae, where he held several positions over his 11 year tenure. Most recently, he was a senior portfolio manager for Fannie Mae’s investment portfolio, developing and implementing relative value alpha strategies for the agency MBS, CMO, CMBS, reverser mortgage and hybrid sub-portfolios. Prior to this, Ian was responsible for agency CMO structured book, conducting hedging of assets and assisting researchers to develop accurate prepayment and term structure models. He began as a financial analyst and later became a senior securities analyst and assisted traders with inquiries into various model risk analytics and forecasts in various asset classes, helped design and implement a short horizon portfolio tracking system, compared internal model prepayment speeds and risk analytics, and designed and produced return attribution reports for the portfolio. Previously, Ian was a research analyst for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, where he developed econometric and empirical models, worked with economists on producing empirical distribution of market expectations of probable Federal Reserve interest rate action. Ian earned a BS in economics from the University of Chicago and an MS in finance from the George Washington University.
Barath Sankaran, CFA
Nationwide Loomis Core Bond Fund
Barath Sankaran is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company and a member of the mortgage and structured finance team. He is a co-portfolio manager for the dedicated agency MBS strategies. Additionally, Barath guides other product teams at the firm in the optimal sector allocation and portfolio implementation of agency MBS. Barath joined Loomis Sayles in 2009 as an analyst in the mortgage and structured finance group, where he initially focused on non-agency RMBS and gradually expanded his role to agency MBS. Since 2011, Barath has been dedicated to the agency MBS effort with the goal of developing best-in-class investment capabilities. He was instrumental in creating the firm's proprietary prepayment model and has led the creation of a fundamentally-driven relative value approach to investing in specified MBS pools. In 2018, Barath was promoted to portfolio manager. Prior to Loomis Sayles, he held multiple roles at Johnson & Johnson, where he was a member of the Information Management Leadership Development Program, a Six Sigma dashboard architect and later a business relationship lead for the consumer products division. Barath earned a BS from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is fluent in German.