EQIS, providing separate account management through direct investments in the stock market, named Tom Cote as vice president of business development. Cote is responsible for growing the firm’s 401(k) business.
“We’re excited to be able to offer true managed account 401(k) plans with no minimum account balance,” says Cote. “Participants can have their own investment policy statement correlated to their personal risk profile and hold a unique portfolio that appropriately suits their long-term retirement needs and objectives.”
Cote has experience working in sales, marketing, and management within the financial services industry for over 30 years. Scott Winters, EQIS CEO and co-founder, adds that Cote has worked with many 401(k) plans and their participants as their adviser. “He understands the unique process and democratization of the services we are offering and will convey this uniqueness to the adviser community,” Winters says.
Previously, Cote was a principal and owner of a financial services consulting firm, Total Solution Financial Partners, and has served with Fidelity Investments, Federated Investors, The Pacific Stock Exchange, and Security Pacific National Bank.