BGI Creates New Client Segment Strategist

Dodd F. Kittsley, previously the director of the Strategy and Research Group for State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), has joined Barclays Global Investors (BGI).
Effective April 16, 2007, Kittsley serves as Client Segment Strategist for BGI’s iShares Sales Strategy team, which offers solutions for financial advisers to help them provide advice to their clients and grow their business.
Based in San Francisco and reporting to Brad Pope, Director of iShares Sales Strategy for BGI, Kittsley will primarily focus on the needs of financial advisers and identify and provide them with better services, BGI said.
At SSgA, Kittsley managed a team of eight research strategists who provided customized portfolio solutions to financial advisers, asset managers, RIAs, and family offices.
He also has served as a principal and Director of ETF Research for the Advisor Strategies Group at SSgA and as Vice President in the equity research department at Morgan Stanley, where he developed research and investment strategies using ETFs and closed-end funds.