Appointment: Andrew S. Duff
After FINRA's 'Special Meeting' hosted on May 19, Duff was elected
as large firm governor to the FINRA Board of Governors. Duff is currently the chairman and CEO of Piper Jaffray Companies,
a position held since 2003.
Company: HD Vest
Appointment: David L. Peavler
Peavler was appointed
as general counsel at HD Vest. Previously, Peavler was the associate director at the SEC's Fort Worth Regional Office in charge of the enforcement efforts in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas.
Company: Macquarie Investment Management
Appointment: Thomas Hobson
Hobson was appointed
as associate director, insurance solutions at Macquarie. Previously, Hobson was employed at BlackRock,
where he served as relationship manager and head of business development for retail financial institutions.
Appointment: Robert McGowan
McGowan was appointed as head of americas institutional partnership sales at SSgA. In this newly created role, McGowan will be overseeing the following institutional segments: sub-advisory, OCIO partnerships and DC platform sales. Previously, he was employed at UBS,
serving as the head of 3rd party retail and financial institutions group.
Appointment: Lonnie Macdonald
Macdonald was appointed
as chief marketing officer at Vestmark. Previously, Macdonald was employed at Foreside Financial.
Company: The Colony Group
Promotions: Timothy Jester, Jeremy Kuhlen, Bill Weydemeyer, John White
All the above employees were promoted
to principals at Colony Group, amounting to a total of 36 at the firm. Jester is director of the Colony's Institutional Advisory Practice and a senior investment counselor, Kuhlen and Weydemeyer are senior financial counselors, and White serves as Colony's chief advisement officer.
Appointment: Jaime Klima
Klima was appointed
as chief counsel to Jay Clayton,
chairman at the SEC. Previously, Klima served as co-chief of staff at the SEC.
Appointment: Sean Memon
Memon was appointed
as the agency's deputy chief of staff. Previously, Memon practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in Washington, D.C.
Company: Prudential Annuities
Appointment: Dianne Bogoian
Bogoian was appointed
as head of product at Prudential. She was previously employed at Voya Financial.
Company: Wells Fargo Asset Management
Departure: Ashok Bhatia
As of May 22, senior portfolio manager of the Wells Fargo Multi-Sector Income Fund,
Bhatia, departed from Wells Fargo Asset Management. However, Christopher Kaufmann, Michael Lee, Anthony Norris, Nicholas Nordenfelt, Alex Perrin, Philip Susser Christopher Wightman, Peter Wilson,
and Noah Wise
to PM the fund.
Company: Horizon Investments
Appointment: John Drahzal
Drahzal was appointed
as head of distribution at Horizon. Previously, he was president of of Reich & Tang.
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