October 04, 2012
--- Keith Watts has been hired as managing director and head of national
sales for the Pyxis Capital distribution team. ---
Watts joins Pyxis from Destra Capital Investments, where he was
the national sales manager for RIA and institutional distribution throughout
the U.S. Previously, he spent 16 years in a variety of traditional and
alternative asset management businesses, including sales leadership and
business development roles at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Janus Capital
Watts has extensive product and distribution experience across the
alternative landscape including the development and distribution of one of the
first 1940 Act registered fund of hedge funds. He has been instrumental
in helping to establish the role of liquid alternatives in intermediary
As head of national sales, Watts will lead a growing sales and
client service team that is focused on the firm’s offerings in alternative
mutual fund strategies. An increased appetite for alternative strategies
among advisers is driving the expansion of the sales force, which is expected
to grow to more than 20 sales professionals by year-end.
Watts holds a bachelor’s of science in technology from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, and was also a captain in the United States
“Keith brings a wealth of industry knowledge and skill to our
team, and a record of successfully building great sales teams at leading asset
management firms,” said Brad Ross, president of Pyxis Capital.
Pyxis Capital, in Dallas, is a registered investment adviser
serving advisers, institutions, and individual investors seeking registered
alternative investment solutions.