Bruce Harrington Moves to Cogent Research

Cogent Research LLC, an evidence-based consultancy, has named financial services veteran Bruce Harrington, previously at MFS Investment Management, as managing director of its wealth management practice.

Harrington will be responsible for development, sales, and marketing of Cogent Research’s syndicated research products, as well as strategy development and thought leadership, according to the announcement. Among Harrington’s first responsibilities is marketing Cogent Research’s Investor Brandscape study, and in the fall, Harrington will launch Cogent Research’s Advisor Study.

Prior to joining Cogent Research, Harrington served for eight years as vice president and director of product development and marketing for MFS Investment Management where he was responsible for the development and implementation of such products as the MFS 529 savings plan, retirement income planning, new IRA products and new investment products. Prior to MFS, Harrington was with Putnam Investments, most recently as vice president of retirement marketing.

“We are excited to have such a highly regarded industry expert join the firm,’ said John Meunier, principal at Cogent Research, in the announcement. “Bruce brings two decades of hard-earned product knowledge and retirement planning experience to the table.’