This week in personnel announcements and new hires, Schroders announced the addition of commodity analysts James Luke and Dravasp Jhabvala; Robert Murphy joined Altegris; Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management brought in James Dilworth; Jody Beresin was promoted by the Phoenix Cos.; and Catalyst Funds added eight to its sales team.
Also, Lindsey and Lindsey Wealth Management welcomed Christina Lindsey Orta; Stockviews appointed Thomas Beevers CEO; Anastasia Stull was named managing director, compliance and risk, at NewOak; and Fort Pitt Capital Group brought in Bill Engel.
Altegris Welcomes Murphy
Altegris announced that Robert Murphy has joined the firm as deputy chief investment officer. He will report to and work closely with Jack Rivkin, CIO, and will join the investment committee.
With over 30 years of experience, Murphy joined from Hatteras Alternative Mutual Funds, a subsidiary of Hatteras Funds, where for the past five years he was CIO, co-portfolio manager and director of risk. Earlier, he was with Ivy Asset Management Corp. LLC, a division of BNY Mellon Asset Management, as a managing director in the investments group and in the investment products and strategy group. Before that, he was a partner and director of risk management at Meridian Capital Partners, where, beginning in 2001, he worked in various senior capacities, including investment manager research and portfolio management. Earlier in his career, he worked with several firms, including DLJ and Bear Stearns.
IFS Securities Welcomes David Paterson
David Paterson, former governor of New York, has joined IFS Securities as chief strategist of U.S. affairs and chairman of the advisory board.
Paterson was the first African-American governor of New York. His government career began in 1985 with his election to represent Harlem in the state Senate. In 2003 he became minority leader of the Senate, and in 2007 he became lieutenant governor. He succeeded to the governorship upon former Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s resignation in 2008.
Christina Lindsey Orta Joins Lindsey and Lindsey
Lindsey and Lindsey announced that Christina Lindsey Orta has joined the firm as vice president/financial advisor.
Orta brings more than 10 years of experience and is a certified financial planner. Prior to joining the firm, she served as vice president of sales for Walton International Group. She also served as a branch manager for Countrywide Home Loans.
Orta is the daughter of firm founder John Lindsey, who in an earlier intervew with ThinkAdvisor cited his desire to bring her on board to eventually take over the firm as one factor leading to his decision to break away from Edward Jones. Schroders Adds Luke, Jhabvala
Schroders has announced that James Luke and Dravasp Jhabvala have joined the firm’s London-based commodities team, headed by Geoff Blanning. Luke has been appointed as commodity fund manager/metals analyst and Jhabvala has been appointed commodity quantitative analyst.
Luke was previously co-head of metals research at J.P. Morgan. He has nine years of experience within commodities in London and Hong Kong. Dravasp joins from Palaedino Group in Geneva, where he specialized in developing investment strategies for commodities.
Dilworth Joins Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) has appointed James Dilworth as head of active asset management, based in Frankfurt. He will become CEO of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Investment GmbH, subject to regulatory approval, and also join the DeAWM executive committee. Dilworth will be a managing director and report to Michele Faissola, head of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management; he will also become a member of Deutsche Bank’s regional management committee for Germany, chaired by Jürgen Fitschen, the bank’s co-CEO.
Dilworth joins from Allianz Global Investors, where he was CEO for Europe and a member of the global executive committee. Prior to this role, he was CEO for Germany at the company. Earlier, Dilworth was CEO of Morgan Stanley Investment Managers EMEA. Before that, he spent seven years as managing director for Goldman Sachs Investment Management in Frankfurt.
Phoenix Cos. Promotes Beresin
Jody Beresin has been promoted by the Phoenix Cos., Inc. to executive vice president and chief administrative officer. She will continue to report to James Wehr, president and CEO.
Beresin joined Phoenix as director of corporate communications in 1994 and held increasingly senior positions before being named vice president in 2003. She assumed leadership of human resources in 2004 and was promoted to senior vice president in 2012 after taking on additional responsibility for corporate communications and corporate services. Earlier this year she added responsibility for information technology. Prior to joining, she was director of public relations at the Travelers Cos. and an account executive at an advertising agency.
Catalyst Funds Adds Eight to Sales Team
Catalyst Funds announced eight new hires on its sales and marketing team. Brandon Schwulst joins covering Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah; Angele Ryan covers Virginia, Maryland and Washington; Tim Hanson covers Minnesota and Wisconsin; John Mills covers Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas; and Gregg Torti covers eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, all on the external wholesaling team. Michael Zufall, William Besgen and Michael Baldauf joined the internal wholesaling staff in New York.
Schwulst was most recently director of institutional sales for Lyons Wealth Management, a subadvisor to two Catalyst funds.
Ryan brings over 15 years of wholesaling experience, most recently with Allied Planning Resources LLC, Arrow Funds, and National Life Group.
Hanson has 14 years of financial sales experience including positions with Sun Life, Transamerica and Allianz.
Mills has over 25 years of financial sales experience including positions with Blackrock Investments, Van Kampen Funds and American Capital.
Torti has 25 years of financial sales experience including positions with Fidelity, Prudential, American Independence and Vertical Capital Markets.
Zufall has 20 years of sales and marketing experience, most recently as an internal wholesaler with Dreyfus Investments.
Besgen has 20 years of sales and marketing experience, most recently with AXA Advisors, LLC and American Funds Distributors.
Baldauf was most recently with AXA Advisors.
StockViews Names Beevers CEO
StockViews has announced that Thomas Beevers has been named CEO. He will be based at the firm’s headquarters in Canary Wharf in London.
Beevers was previously at Newton Investment Management, where he spent 10 years as a fund manager of European equities. Prior to that, he was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Stull Named Managing Director at NewOak
NewOak has announced that Anastasia Stull has been named managing director, compliance and risk, in its credit services group. She is based in Washington.
Stull brings more than 15 years of specialized experience to NewOak, having spent most of her career in Washington. Prior to joining, she was a director of compliance for Treliant Risk Advisors in New York. Earlier, she was in private practice; before that, she was in-house counsel at Merrill Lynch International Bank’s global private client group in London.
Fort Pitt Capital Group Adds Engel
Fort Pitt Capital Group announced that Bill Engel has joined to advise high-net-worth and institutional clients.
Prior to joining, Engel was a financial consultant with Bill Few Associates, where he spent seven years. He launched his career at PNC Wealth Management.
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