iShares Gets New U.S. Sales Manager for RIA Team

Barclays Global Investors has appointed Sue Thompson, formerly of Vanguard, as the National Sales Manager of the Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) Team for its iShares business in the U.S.

Thompson will manage a team of 12 who focus on educating RIAs about how to utilize iShares Funds in their clients’ portfolios.

Thompson joins BGI after seven years at Vanguard, where she most recently headed the National Full Service Broker/Dealer Sales team for Vanguard’s Financial Advisor Services since 2005. She joined Vanguard in 1999 as Senior Counsel in the Legal Department, specializing in tax law and structured products.

Prior to her position at Vanguard, Thompson was an attorney at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP in California, specializing in public finance.

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