New Securitized Markets Team Lead Joins American Century
Kansas City, Missouri
Firm hires portfolio manager with 30 years in mortgage-backed securities and structured credit
American Century Investments, a $200 billion* global asset manager, named Paul Norris its new lead for the Securitized Markets team. Norris, who joined the firm Nov. 6, 2023 as vice president and senior portfolio manager, will co-manage 9 strategies and 11 funds/ETFs. As team lead for the Securitized Markets team, Norris joins the Global Fixed Income Investment Committee and serves on the U.S. Multi-Sector, Government, and Income Portfolio Construction teams.
“Not only does Paul bring more than 30 years of experience to his role, but he has an invaluable combination of experiences in both mortgage-backed securities and structured credit. In addition to this tremendous experience, Paul has built and led securitized teams at multiple organizations and shown himself to be a skilled communicator and extremely collaborative. We are excited to add Paul’s expertise in securitized markets and strong leadership experience to our Global Fixed Income team,” said Charles Tan, Global Fixed Income co-chief investment officer for American Century Investments.
Based in American Century’s New York office, Norris will co-manage:
U.S. Ginnie Mae Bond (Ginnie Mae Fund)
U.S. Intermediate Government Bond (Government Bond Fund)
U.S. Short-Term Government Bond (Short-Term Government Fund)
U.S. Core Fixed Income (Diversified Bond Fund)
U.S. Core Plus Fixed Income (Core Plus Fund)
U.S. Short Duration Bond (Short Duration Fund)
U.S. Multi-Sector Floating Rate Income (Multisector Floating Income ETF)
Paul Norris’ experiences in mortgage-backed securities and structured credit
Norris joins American Century after 14 years in asset management, most recently at Conning Asset Management. As managing director and head of Structured Products, he led a team of analysts and traders managing structured product portfolios. Norris helped raise over $1.5 billion in assets from institutional clients during his tenure at Conning. As a portfolio manager at Mariner Investment Group, he managed an absolute return mortgage strategy and helped design the firm’s agency mortgage trading platform. And as an executive vice president and head of Securitized Products at Dwight Asset Management, he directed the investment strategy for residential mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, and commercial mortgage-backed securities. He also managed core and core plus total return strategies.
Prior to asset management, Norris spent 17 years with Fannie Mae, where he started as a junior trader and progressed to the director of Mortgage Portfolio, directing the investment of over $200 billion in mortgage assets. Prior to his role as director of Mortgage Portfolio he led the discretionary investment activity of $120 billion in non-mortgage asset-backed securities. He also created and managed the firm’s Benchmark Repo Lending Facility and was honored with the Chairman’s Award for this accomplishment.
Norris holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Towson University and a master’s degree in finance from the University of Maryland.
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