Aegon AM Welcomes Affordable Housing Veteran Luke Harms To Its LIHTC Team

(MENAFN- PR Newswire) Harms will lead investor relations and build upon Aegon AM's 35+ year track record in LIHTC

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, May 24, 2024 /PRNewswire/ --
Aegon Asset Management
(Aegon AM) announced that affordable housing veteran Luke Harms has joined its Real Assets US Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) team as Senior Director, LIHTC Investor Relations. Harms is responsible for capital raising, as well as growing and managing investor relationships. Prior to joining
Aegon AM, Harms was at Nationwide for over 18 years, where he led the firm's LIHTC fund management, investor relations, and asset management teams.

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Luke Harms, Senior Director, LIHTC Investor Relations
Luke Harms, Senior Director, LIHTC Investor Relations

"Since 1987,
Aegon AM's Real Assets LIHTC business has deployed over $5 billion in tax credit equity and helped develop over 137,000 units of affordable housing," said Karen Panariello, Head of LIHTC Investments. "We have a robust and highly experienced team, and with the addition of Luke, we now have 32 professionals in the tax credit group. Luke will work closely with me and his colleagues to continue building our LIHTC portfolio on behalf of our institutional non-affiliated clients and insurance company affiliates."

"I'm very excited to join a firm that has been active in the
LIHTC business since 1987," added Harms. "I see this as a great opportunity for me to build upon my experience while helping grow
LIHTC investor relations and support our client base."

Harms holds a BA degree in Economics from Ohio State University and is also the current Treasurer of the Affordable Housing Investors Council (AHIC).

About Aegon Asset Management

Aegon Asset Management is comprised of active global investors. Our approximately 385 investment professionals manage and advise on assets of $337 billion for a global client-base of pension plans, public funds, insurance companies, banks, wealth managers, family offices and foundations (as of March 31, 2024).

We organize our investment capabilities around four focused investment platforms where we have extensive asset-class expertise: Fixed Income, Real Assets, Equities and Multi-Asset & Solutions. Each platform has dedicated teams and is committed to maximizing their specialist areas.

Across platforms, we share a common belief in fundamental, research-driven active management, underpinned by effective risk management. Our investment platforms have the flexibility to organize their resources and processes to best suit their area of focus.

We are a global business: Our approximately 1,160 employees work across Europe, the Americas and Asia. We invest globally and serve clients locally. For more information about
Aegon Asset Management, visit .

Data as of March 31, 2024.

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