Christopher Gootkind will join Loomis Sayles as director of credit research and credit strategist, effective Sept. 13, confirmed spokeswoman Erin Heard.
The position, dedicated to enhancing the links between the firm’s research and investment teams, is new, she said. John Dean, who has served as director of credit research, will remain a vice president on the credit research team.
Mr. Gootkind was an associate and credit portfolio manager at Wellington Management. Asked if his position at Wellington would be filled, spokeswoman Sara Lou Sherman declined to comment.