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Stephen Hammers

Stephen Hammers, CIMA

Chief Portfolio Strategist, VictoryShares

Stephen Hammers serves as Chief Portfolio Strategist for VictoryShares. In this role, he is focused on the continued growth of the firm’s rules-based investment solutions. Mr. Hammers supports the firm’s sales efforts by providing strategic beta insights and education to professional investors and clients. Having pioneered the firm’s volatility-weighted methodology, he also acts as a senior advisor to research and development initiatives at VictoryShares.

Mr. Hammers 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 (acquired by Victory Capital in April 2015).

Mr. Hammers holds a B.S. in Aerospace from Middle Tennessee State University. He has also earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) certification sponsored by IMCA. Mr. Hammers is a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association.