Investment veteran Laton Spahr, who used to be a senior portfolio manager for Oppenheimer Funds, is now president of SS&C Technologies’ ALPS Advisors.
Spahr, CFA, brings more than two decades of investment experience and leadership to the asset-management unit, which manages nearly $17 billion. As president, Laton “will drive the firm’s short- and long-term growth initiatives, oversee its investment strategies and portfolio management,” according to SS&C.
Spahr will report to Mike Sleightholme, senior vice president and general manager of DST, the Kansas City, Missouri-based global strategic advisory, technology and operations outsourcing company that SS&C acquired in 2018. DST had bought ALPS in 2011.
“Laton’s strong track record as an investor, combined with his strong management expertise and deep industry expertise, made him a natural pick to lead SS&C ALPS Advisors’ next phase of growth,” according to Sleightholme.