Stephen Hammers is the Chief Portfolio Strategist of VictoryShares. In this role, he oversees the rules-based research and development process, as well as ETF management and implementation for VictoryShares. He is also responsible for the portfolio management and oversight of the CEMP mutual funds. Mr. Hammers is the Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder of CEMP (formerly Compass EMP). CEMP was acquired by Victory Capital in April 2015 and is a Victory Capital investment franchise.
Mr. Hammers has more than 22 years of investment modeling experience. He began his career with Merrill Lynch & Co. in early 1995. 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. Mr. Hammers has also been 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 sponsored by IMCA. He is a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association.