Stephen H. Hooker, CFA
Managing Director of Foreign Research and Portfolio Manager
Newfleet Asset Management, LLC
Stephen Hooker is the managing director of foreign research and a portfolio manager at Newfleet Asset Management, an investment management affiliate of Virtus Investment Partners.
Mr. Hooker joined Newfleet in 2011 to serve as sector manager for emerging markets and as a member of the corporate credit research group. He is responsible for the Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa sovereign credit sectors, as well as the paper and packaging and chemicals industry sectors. He is co-portfolio manager of the Virtus Emerging Markets Debt Fund.
From 2005 until 2011, Mr. Hooker was vice president, senior credit analyst at Aladdin Capital Management and Global Plus Investment Management, respectively, both of which specialize in high yield and structured credit products. Prior to 2005, he was at Goodwin Capital Advisers, an investment management company that previously was a subsidiary of Virtus, for 12 years, serving in various capacities, including as a senior credit analyst and emerging markets sector manager on its fixed income team.
Mr. Hooker earned a B.A. in psychology from Trinity College. He has held the Chartered Financial Analyst designation since 1999. He began his career in the investment industry in 1993.