Hassen will manage the firm’s relationships with West Coast consultants and plan sponsors. He will report to Natalie Marvi-Romeo, Echo Point’s Director of Marketing and Client Service, and will be based in San Francisco.
Hassen comes to Echo Point with more than 25 years of experience at Morgan Stanley, where he most recently served as Executive Director for the company’s Investment Management Consultant relations Group, and Salomon Smith Barney, where he acted as Director of Fixed Income Sales and Trading. Hassen is a graduate of Stanford University, and holds an MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
“Howard has a keen understanding of our investment process and how we manage our international growth equity strategy,” said Hans van den Berg, CEO of Echo Point Investment Management, in the announcement. “Howard’s deep knowledge of the investment industry, paired with his long term relationships with a range of plan sponsors and consultants will help Echo Point considerably expand its West Coast presence.”