August 02, 2012
--- Pioneer Investments expanded its sales team of
registered investment advisers (RIAs) by adding a regional vice president and
realigning the division that supports the RIA channel. ---
Brian J. Kilar’s appointment to
regional vice president for the RIA channel follows the previously announced
25% increase in the firm’s retail sales team.
“Pioneer has had a longstanding
commitment to the RIA market, and we are stepping up our resources to support
this market,” said Laura Palmer, national sales manager and head of the RIA
team. “The RIA market is one of the fastest-growing market segments for
Pioneer, and the changes will help us reach a broader range of customers and
provide better support.”
Kilar covers the
Midwest/Southeast region from Chicago. He joins Pioneer from Managers
Investment Group in Chicago, where he was RIA vice president and covered the
RIA market in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. He earned his bachelor’s
from Illinois State University.
In addition, Pioneer has increased
the number of regional consultants, who serve as “hybrid” wholesalers, from
one to three. Regional consultants split their time between home office
support and working with clients in the field, and they each support one of
the firm’s three regional vice presidents in the field. Pioneer’s RIA team
has eight members, including Palmer and one business development officer.