This week in new hires, the Senate Banking Committee approved several nominations; Michael Gregg was welcomed at The Hartford; Tom Douie rejoined Neuberger Berman; and Carl Steinhilber and Roderick Toppin went to MassMutual.
Also, Sumit Mahay joined RBC; Sarah Kenney was brought in at Edelman; and Myra Rothfeld went to Genworth.
Banking Committee Approves Aguilar, Gallagher as SEC Commissioners
The Senate Banking Committee on Sept. 8 approved Luis Aguilar for another term as SEC commissioner, and named Daniel Gallagher to replace Kathleen Casey as SEC commissioner. Casey’s term had expired in June; Aguilar’s term had expired in June of 2010, but as previously reported by AdvisorOne, commissioners are allowed to stay on for up to 18 months if a replacement has not been selected by the president.
The committee also approved the nominations of Anthony Frank D’Agostino and Gregory Karawan as directors of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation; S. Roy Woodall, Jr. to be a member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council; Martin Gruenberg to be a member and chairperson of the board of directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and Thomas Curry to be Comptroller of the Currency. All nominations will now be sent for approval by the full Senate.
Michael Gregg Joins The Hartford’s Wealth Management Unit
Michael S. Gregg has joined The Hartford as head of strategic markets in its wealth management business, the company announced Tuesday. He will report to David N. Levenson, president of the wealth management unit.
Most recently, Gregg worked at AXA Global Distributors in Paris, where he was managing director of a new business dedicated to providing guaranteed investment products through third-party distributors in Europe and Asia. Prior to that, he held positions with AXA Equitable in New York, including senior vice president, wholesale strategy and operations and head of the strategic initiatives group. He previously worked at McKinsey & Company as a management consultant in New York and San Francisco.
Neuberger Berman Appoints Tom Douie as SVP, Head of Intermediary Europe
Neuberger Berman announced Sept. 9 the appointment of Tom Douie as senior vice president, head of intermediary Europe. In this position, he will be responsible for developing the distribution of Neuberger Berman’s investment range throughout Europe’s intermediary channels. He will also directly manage the London-based intermediary team and will report locally to Dik van Lomwel, head of Europe and the Middle East.
Douie rejoins the firm from American Century, where he was head of European intermediary distribution; he previously held similar positions in the asset management divisions of Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers.
MassMutual Retirement Services Expands Team with Steinhilber, Toppin
The MassMutual Retirement Services Division announced on September 8 the addition of Carl Steinhilber and Roderick Toppin to its nonprofit retirement plan team. Both will provide product, investment, market and technical expertise for the company’s distribution channel relationships and customers in that market, and report to Jonathan Shuman, vice president of business development in the retirement services division.