Alger Taps a Sales Pro
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Alger Taps a Sales Pro

Fred Alger has brought in H. James Blakeslee as senior vice president, director of national accounts. Blakeslee is tasked with developing and expanding Alger's distribution partnerships. Previously, Blakeslee held leadership roles at AXA Distributor, WM Funds Distributor and Columbia Funds Distributor.

Company Press Release

NEW YORK, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Alger Management, Inc. (Alger), a leading asset management firm, today announced the hiring of H. James Blakeslee as Sr. Vice President, Director of National Accounts for Fred Alger & Co. In his new role, Mr. Blakeslee will lead an effort to develop and expand relationships with Alger's existing and new distribution partners.

Prior to joining Alger, Mr. Blakeslee held leadership positions at AXA Distributors, LLC, WM Funds Distributor, Inc. and Columbia Funds Distributor, Inc., and he has 20 years of industry experience.

Dan Chung, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Alger, said, "We are pleased to add an individual with Jim's background and experience to our organization. As the distribution of asset management products has grown more complicated, we believe the role of Director of National Accounts requires a combination of sales, relationship management and analytical skills. Jim's extensive experience and skill set fit this role and our firm's needs perfectly."

About Fred Alger Management

Founded in 1964, Fred Alger Management, Inc. is a leading asset management firm managing more than $15 billion. Alger employs a bottom-up approach in its attempt to identify the fastest-growing companies in their respective sectors. For more than 40 years, Alger has followed a rigorous process, a consistent approach, and a core philosophy: find dynamic, innovative companies creating change and invest in them. Fred Alger Management offers investment advisory services to separately managed, sub-advised, and wrap accounts. Fred Alger & Company, Incorporated offers mutual funds as well as institutional funds for defined benefit and defined contribution plans. For more information, please visit

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