Marta Norton joins Empower as Chief Investment Strategist

Marta Norton joins Empower as Chief Investment Strategist

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO. June 3, 2024 – Empower announced today that Marta Norton, CFA, will join the company as Chief Investment Strategist.

In this newly created role, Norton will work within the firm’s asset management unit, Empower Investments, to provide macroeconomic and investing commentary, thought leadership and market analysis. She will work closely with business teams to share perspectives with the company’s client base, the financial advisor community and the firm’s investment and client teams. In addition, Norton will provide public commentary on broad trends, economic factors and events impacting markets.

As Empower broadens its reach to investors, advisors and employers we have the duty to help explain how we see the markets and the macroeconomic trends that are essential to financial decision-making,” said Edmund F. Murphy, III, President and Chief Executive Officer for Empower. “Marta is widely respected and brings the expertise and experience to help Empower’s stakeholders better understand the factors impacting markets.

As a leading provider of investments to more than 18 million Americans, we must exceed the expectations of our clients and those who are seeking to engage with Empower. Part of the value we can provide is to offer expertise on the forces that drive the equity and fixed income markets and help investors make informed decisions that are advantageous to them,” said Jonathan Kreider, Executive Vice President, and Head of Empower Investments. “I am thrilled that Marta is coming to Empower to lead that effort.

Norton will join Empower on June 17 and report to Kreider. 

Empower is a mission-oriented company aiming to provide financial freedom for all. I consider it a privilege to join this mission and am inspired by the company's client-oriented culture,” said Norton. “I look forward to working alongside the broader Empower team as we collectively serve the needs of investors, advisors and employers.

With more than 20 years of experience in the investment management industry, Marta arrives at Empower from Morningstar, where she most recently served as Chief Investment Officer for the Americas. In this role she helped oversee more than $57 billion in assets under management and advisement (as of March 31, 2024). She directed strategies aimed at delivering a wide range of investment objectives, from income to capital appreciation.

Norton held a series of progressively senior leadership positions with Morningstar during her 18-year tenure with the firm. Prior to her career with Morningstar, Norton served as a research analyst at LECG, LLC and previously worked for the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington, DC in support of the agency’s work on the highly watched monthly Producer Price Index, among other projects.

Known for her exceptional macro-level market commentary and long-term market view, Norton has gained recognition across the financial industry, and appears regularly in the media, including the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Bloomberg.

Norton has a degree in economics from Wheaton College in Illinois and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

With more than $188 billion in assets under management, Empower Investments1 is an investment manager focused on delivering solutions for retirement investors. Through its affiliation with Empower, the nation's second-largest retirement services provider, Empower Investments has unique insights into the needs and behaviors of more than 82,000 workplace retirement plans and more than 18 million investors.

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Recognized as the second-largest retirement services provider in the U.S.2 by total participants, Empower administers approximately $1.6 trillion in assets for more than 18.6 million investors3 through the provision of retirement plans, advice, wealth management and investments. Connect with us on, Facebook, X, LinkedIn, TikTok and Instagram.

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1. As of March 31, 2024. Assets under management (AUM) refers to investment products managed by Empower Capital Management, LLC and institutional separate accounts issued and managed by Empower Annuity Insurance Company in its capacity as a limited ERISA 3(38) asset manager under the Manager of Managers program. Empower Investments is a marketing name of Empower Annuity Insurance Company of America and certain subsidiaries.

2. Pensions & Investments DC Recordkeeper Survey (2023). Ranking measured by total number of participants as of September 2022.

3. As of March 31, 2024. Assets under Administration (AUA) refers to the assets administered by Empower. AUA does not reflect the financial stability or strength of a company.

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