The Altman Group
used the ICI's Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference as an opportunity to get the word out on its new name.
| photo courtesy of Paul Torre, AST Fund Solutions |
The New York-based provider of mutual fund and closed-end fund proxy services now goes by the name AST Fund Solutions
. The rebranding came a year after the Altman Group was acquired by American Stock Transfer and Trust Company
The name change "makes it a little less confusing to people that we are part of AST," said Paul Torre
, executive vice president at AST Fund Solutions.
Torre and his team picked the ICI event as the venue for the formal launch of the new name because "it's a big conference," he told The MFWire
in a phone
interview from Scottsdale, where the conference kicked off yesterday and will run through tomorrow. "It's a good place to announce it."
"We've been giving away T-shirts at the ICI March event for eight years now," Torre said. "We try to get clever with the T-shirts."
Last year, the message on the T-shirt was about AST's acquisition of Altman Group.
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