National Advisors Trust welcomed James D. Alfred to the fold last week, while Jeannie Lewis and Bryan Morris went to Deloitte under the leadership of April Lemay. Ashish Dafria was appointed at Aviva to director of credit research, Ellen Zentner went to Nomura, Richard Eng joined ProFunds Group, and Patrick McCraw rose within New York Life.
National Advisors Trust announced on May 12 that James D. Alfred joined the company as vice president of business development, where he will accelerate the company’s growth strategy and expand technology, trust and custody services with existing shareholders.
Previously, Alfred was vice president of sales for Black Diamond Performance Reporting, leading expansion of the company’s western region in sales, marketing and relationship management to independent financial advisors, wealth managers and all major custodian relationships.
CEO Ronald G. Ferguson commented: “Jim brings more than 15 years of award-winning business development leadership experience with RIAs and other financial services companies, where he distinguished himself with results-driven performance, market penetration and innovative contributions.”
Compliance and regulatory industry veterans Jeannie Lewis and Bryan Morris will join Deloitte’s Asset Management Services’ governance, risk and regulatory practice. April Lemay, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP, will assume leadership of the team.
Lewis joins Deloitte from Driehaus Capital Management LLC, where she served as assistant general counsel from 2007 until 2010. She brings more than 20 years’ regulatory experience to her role. Based in Chicago, she provides regulatory, compliance, risk management, litigation support and business advisory services to Deloitte’s traditional advisory clients, investment companies, fund of funds, financial intermediaries, service providers, and private funds.
Lemaybegan her career with Deloitte in 1996 and became a principal in 2007. Based in Boston, she has more than 14 years’ financial services experience, and will lead asset management services efforts in external and internal audit, valuation and securitization, risk and regulatory, financial accounting and reporting, security and privacy, internal controls, finance transformation, and operations and technology.
Morris brings more than 12 years’ industry experience to his role as a partner. Based in Washington, he has a leadership role within asset management services for the Southeast, providing both audit and regulatory compliance assistance. He joins Deloitte from the SEC, where he served as a professional accounting fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant, Division of Investment Management since 2007.
Aviva Investors on Monday announced the appointment of Ashish Dafria as director of credit research in North America. He will report to Ross Junge, CIO of fixed income in North America, and lead the credit research team responsible for more than $56 billion of North American fixed income assets.
Ashish will oversee and develop credit research investment strategy, working closely with the portfolio management team to formulate sector and industry allocation views and to monitor the performance of research recommendations. He has more than 14 years of financial services and credit experience, and has served as a senior securities analyst with the company since 2008.