Stephen Hammers is Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of CEMP. In this role, he directs all investment activities, asset allocation and portfolio management and oversees all internal strategies and research. CEMP (formerly Compass EMP) was acquired by Victory Capital in April 2015 and is a Victory Capital investment franchise.
Mr. Hammers has more than 20 years of investment modeling experience. He began his career with Merrill Lynch & Co. In 2003, he founded Trinity Planning & Consulting and joined forces with Compass in 2005 to form Compass EMP. He frequently speaks on efficient indexing, alternative asset classes and portfolio allocation and has been quoted in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, SmartMoney, Barron’s, InvestmentNews and Bloomberg Businessweek. He is also a regular guest contributor on CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg TV.
Mr. Hammers holds a B.S. in aerospace from Middle Tennessee State University. He earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) certification from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association.