Newfleet Names Head of Institutional Asset Management

February 27, 2013 ( Christopher J. Kelleher has been named senior managing director and head of institutional asset management at Newfleet Asset Management.

Newfleet Asset Management is a boutique asset management company that has $10.7 billion of assets under management in an array of fixed-income strategies. In this new position, Kelleher will oversee implementing the management of Newfleet’s mandates, including its multisector core plus, multisector short duration, multisector opportunistic, high yield and bank loans strategies, to institutional clients and consultants.  

Kelleher joined Newfleet in 2012 as managing director and senior portfolio manager and is co-manager of the Virtus Balanced Fund, the Virtus Bond Fund and the Virtus Low Duration Income Fund. He has more than 25 years of investment experience in all bond market sectors, including both publicly traded and private placements. He previously was a senior managing director and senior portfolio manager at Goodwin Capital Advisers, where he managed approximately $1 billion in multisector bond portfolios and managed institutional client relations for Taft-Hartley plans and public retirement plans.  

Kelleher is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a B.S. degree in accounting and earned a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Hartford. He holds Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) professional designations.