AAM Names Three New Principals


(Chicago, IL – July, 2018) Chicago-based AAM Insurance Investment Management is pleased to announce that N. Sebastian Bacchus, Neelm Hameer and John J. Olvany have been named Principals and equity owners of the firm.  With this announcement, AAM now has twenty Principals.

“Sebastian, Neelm and John are outstanding individuals and have been key contributors to our firm’s success,” stated John Schaefer, AAM’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

N. Sebastian Bacchus

Sebastian Bacchus, CFA, is a Senior Analyst, Corporate Credit who joined AAM in 2010. Prior to that, Sebastian worked as a Senior Credit Analyst at Russell Investments and prior to that at Moody’s Investment Service as an Associate Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group. Sebastian is a member of the CFA Institute and has a BA from Vassar College in Political Science and an MBA from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.




Neelm Hameer

Neelm Hameer is a Vice President of Business Development and has been with AAM for 10 years joining the firm in 2008.  Prior to her role as Vice President of Business Development, she served as Marketing Analyst where she supported the Marketing and Business Development functions.  Before joining AAM Neelm was an Equity Data Analyst at Morningstar.  Hameer earned a BS in Finance and Marketing from DePaul University.




John Olvany

John J. Olvany is a Vice President of Business Development at AAM with 32 years of experience.  Prior to joining AAM in 2013, Olvany was a Managing Director at Drexel Hamilton, a boutique investment bank dedicated to employing disabled veterans.  Before Drexel Hamilton, he served as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, responsible for the institutional securities division in Chicago.  Olvany earned a BA in Political Science from Williams College.



“We are very excited to make this announcement and continue to believe that rewarding employees with an ownership stake in our organization is the cornerstone of our firm culture,” added Schaefer.

AAM views employee ownership as a critical attribute in attracting and retaining top talent and ultimately for attracting new business because it aligns incentives between the firm and prospective clients.


About AAM

AAM is a Chicago-based insurance asset manager founded in 1982.  In 2017 the firm was named to Pension & Investment magazine’s list of Best Places to Work in money management.   The company manages $24 billion of insurance company assets and specializes in customized investments that fit each client’s objectives and requirements for yield, total return, risk and tax exposure.   The firm is owned by 20 employee members and by St. Paul, Minnesota-based Securian Financial, a Fortune 500 company.

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