Aegon Asset Management has announced that Martin Coughlan has been appointed as Head of Distribution for Aegon Asset Management US. Coughlan is a 20-year veteran with US and non-US institutional sales, product, marketing, and client service experience. Coughlan was most recently Global Head of Institutional Sales and Client Service at Westwood Management, where he led the firm's successful product and sales expansion globally.
Previously, Coughlan was Head of Global Institutional Services at Calamos Advisors LLC, where he spent more than seven years building the firm's global institutional client base and a global business model for direct plan sponsor sales, consultant relations, and client service. Coughlan also served as a senior portfolio specialist while at Calamos, focusing on global and emerging markets strategies.
"I've seen Martin's strong leadership skills first-hand," says Gary Black, newly appointed CEO of Aegon Asset Management US. "His expertise in building high-performing teams across sales, client service, and product areas will add tremendous value to our goals of maintaining strong investment performance, growing our third-party asset base, and increasing profitability. We welcome his leadership to the team."
Prior to Calamos, Coughlan, who graduated with honors from the University College Dublin with a Bachelor of commerce (banking and finance), spent nine years with Bank of Ireland Asset Management, where he served as Client Relationship Manager, working in Ireland, Japan, and the United States.
Coughlan will be located in the Chicago office of Aegon Asset Management US.