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Friday, March 08, 2013

kasina Hires an Exec from NYL

Reported by Tommy Fernandez

The consulting firm kasina has hired Bob Fenster as product manager, in response to growing demand for its productivity benchmarking and Advisor Insights services. The new hire will help grow kasina's benchmarking offerings and will allow kasina's clients to better understand their National Account Teams, wholesaler productivity, competitors, and advisors, according to the company.

Fenster was previously a managing director at New York Life Investment Management In that role he was responsible for Strategy & Solutions within NYL Investments Technology, after having previously been responsible for application development and e-commerce groups.

Before that, he held positions as vice president and chief information officer of New York Life Asset Management, vice president in charge of Operations and Client Services, including New Business Processing, Systems, Accounting, and Sales in the Pension Department.

Here is the press release.
Company Press Release

New Hire Expands kasina’s Benchmarking and Advisor Insights Services

Bob Fenster joins kasina’s team as Product Manager

In response to growing demand for its productivity benchmarking and Advisor Insights services, kasina is hiring Bob Fenster as Product Manager. Bob’s industry experience will help grow kasina’s benchmarking offerings and will allow kasina’s clients to better understand their National Account Teams, wholesaler productivity, competitors, and advisors.

Asset managers and insurers rely on kasina’s benchmarking products to understand how their wholesalers, national accounts teams, and digital initiatives compare to industry peers. “We wanted to add an executive that has a deep understanding of the changing industry landscape,” says Steven Miyao, kasina’s CEO. “Bob will be responsible for growing our benchmarking offering and presenting them in a digital and interactive interface, ensuring that our clients get the most timely and relevant data.”

Mr. Fenster joins kasina with over 30 years of experience working in the financial services industry. He has extensive experience in building data warehouses, IT business applications, managing client relationships, and development of business and IT strategies.

“Our clients will benefit from Bob’s broad experience in crafting strategy and delivering technical solutions for asset managers and insurers,” adds Miyao. “No other company in the industry provides the robust metrics we’re able to deliver, and Bob will ensure that our products remain on the cutting edge, digital, interactive, and integrated into our overall consulting and research solutions.”

Bob Fenster was most recently a Managing Director of the New York Life Investment Management, LLC. In that role he was responsible for Strategy & Solutions within NYL Investments Technology, after having previously been responsible for application development and e-commerce groups. Prior to these positions, he has held positions as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of New York Life Asset Management, Vice President in charge of Operations and Client Services, including New Business Processing, Systems, Accounting, and Sales in the Pension Department. He is also currently a member of the Board of Directors for the National Investment Company Service Association.

“We are extremely excited about the greater impact our benchmarking products will have for our clients. Our benchmark services are based on the premise that a true measure of a firm’s performance depends on having a clear understanding of where they stand in the industry. With 7 of the top 10 firms already subscribing to our benchmarking products, Bob will help bring added depth to these products,” says Miyao. “We are thrilled to add Bob to the kasina family.” 

About kasina

kasina’s commitment to innovating distribution in the financial services industry has made it one of the most influential strategy consulting firms in its sector. kasina works with a wide variety of clients from five continents, including firms representing 90% of the U.S.’s total assets under management. An overview of services offered by kasina is available at kasina.com. 
 

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