Bear Stearns IAS Adds to East Coast Sales Team

Bear Stearns' Investment Advisor Services (IAS) has hired Christian Widen, a managing director with 11 years of financial services experience, to be part of the company’s IAS east coast sales team.
As part of an ongoing growth strategy for Bear Stearns Broker-Dealer & Investment Advisor Services, Widen will join Murali Balasubramanian, managing director, on the team and both will report to Chris Nastopoulos, managing director and head of sales for IAS.
Prior to joining Bear Stearns, Widen was a Vice President at Fidelity Investments’ RIA group and in 2003, he was the recipient of Fidelity’s President’s Club Award as top sales executive in the country.
IAS is a business unit of the Global Equities division of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., which provides trade execution, custody, clearing services, technology, wealth management solutions, and investment products to over 100 Registered Investment Advisor clients.