Aziz Hamzaogullari, CFA is Vice President of Loomis, Sayles & Company and Portfolio Manager of the Loomis Sayles Large Cap Growth and All Cap Growth strategies, including the Loomis Sayles Growth Fund, the Natixis Actions US Growth Fund, and the Loomis Sayles US Equity Leaders Fund (UK). Aziz joined Loomis Sayles in 2010 from Evergreen Investments, where he was the Senior Portfolio Manager of the Evergreen Omega and Large Company Growth Funds. He joined Evergreen in 2001, was promoted to Director of Research in 2003 and Portfolio Manager in 2006. Aziz 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 20 years' experience in the investment industry having graduated with a BS from Bilkent University in Turkey and an MBA from the George Washington University.
The fund aims to outperform the S&P 500 TR index over the minimum recommended investment period. The fund is mainly invested in large and mid-cap US equities. The management approach is to identify companies with a strong potential to increase revenues and profits and to select those capable of generating long-term free cash flow.
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