Aziz Hamzaogullari is the chief investment officer and founder of the Growth
Equity Strategies Team at Loomis, Sayles & Company. He is the portfolio manager
of the Loomis Sayles Large Cap Growth, All Cap Growth, Global Growth and
International Growth long-only strategies as well as the Long/Short Growth
Equity strategy. Offerings include the Loomis Sayles Growth, Global Growth and
International Growth mutual funds and products outside the US. Aziz is also a
member of the firm’s Board of Directors. He joined Loomis Sayles in 2010 from
Evergreen Investments where he was a senior portfolio manager and managing
director. Aziz joined Evergreen in 2001, was promoted to director of research in
2003 and portfolio manager in 2006. He was head of Evergreen’s Berkeley Street
Growth Equity team and was the founder of the research and investment process.
Prior to Evergreen, Aziz was a senior equity analyst and portfolio manager at
Manning & Napier Advisors. He has 30 years of investment industry experience.
Aziz earned a BS from Bilkent University, Turkey, and an MBA from George
Washington University. He is also a member of CFA Society Boston.