Head of Investment Products,
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
To have a successful distribution program, a mutual fund must have platform space. Morgan Stanley's marriage to Smith Barney, formalized in June,
collapsed the then-five wirehouses into four. That deal also magnified the influence of Smith Barney lifer Paul Hatch.
Hatch had reported directly to Sallie Krawchek -- now a top executive at Bank of America (Merrill Lynch).
Going into 2010 he continues to head the investment product arm for the
combined brokerage. In that role he charts the course for fund firms
sold through the wirehouse's 18,500-strong broker force.
Hatch joined the Smith Barney in 1984 after a short career in the Navy. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy where he studied engineering
and political science.
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