Delaware Investments Expands Retail Distribution Team

Delaware Investments added one regional manager and an external wholesaler to its third-party retail distribution team. 

Brett Wright, an 18-year industry veteran, joins the company as the western division sales manager. In this role, Wright manages a dozen wholesalers who deliver Delaware Investments mutual funds and separately managed accounts primarily to the broker/dealer channel. Most recently at ING Investment Management, Wright led the Key Account efforts in the independent broker/dealer group. In addition to ING, he has worked at AXA Equitable, Merrill Lynch, and Lord Abbett.

Alan S. Markfeld is joining the third-party wholesaling team in the West Virginia/Virginia territory.  His 21-year career spans the financial services arena from banking and insurance to asset management.

Both started with the firm on January 18, 2011.