Deals & People

VisionLink Joins M Financial Group

California-based VisionLink Corporate Insurance Services, LLC (VCIS) has become a member firm of M Financial Group, a network of independent insurance, investment, and executive benefit firms.

State Street Reshuffles Financial Intermediary Division

The investment management arm of State Street Corporation is making some changes to the structure of its financial intermediary group, which was created in 2001 to service investors such as financial advisers, broker-dealers, registered investment advisers (RIAs), and family offices.

NRP Acquires Ohio B/D

National Retirement Partners, Inc. (NRP), announced its acquisition of Bryan, Ohio-based broker/dealer Oberlin Financial Corp.

S&P Sells Fund Data Biz to Morningstar

Standard&Poor's is selling its mutual fund data business to Morningstar, including mutual fund data on performance, rankings and holdings on more than 135,000 funds in over 30 countries, as well as desktop applications and data feed products, for $55 million in cash.

AIG SunAmerica Partners with TPA PAi

AIG SunAmerica Retirement Markets has announced a partnership with plan administrator PAi, Inc., as part of AIG’s Polaris401 (k) program for small- to medium-sized companies.

XShares Creates ETFs with NY Firm

XShares Advisors LLC has announced its agreement with Elliott Wave International, Inc. (EWI) to create exchange traded funds (ETFs) based on technical methods developed or validated by EWI.

Pershing Teams with PriceMetrix, Inc

Pershing LLC has formed an alliance with PriceMetrix Inc. that will help Pershing’s introducing broker-dealer customers better evaluate their businesses and identify growth opportunities.

JPMorgan Hires Musto and Dial Away From Pru and Merrill

JPMorgan Funds has hired David Musto, formerly of Prudential Retirement, as Managing Director of its Retirement and Defined Contribution Investment Only (DC/IO) business and Glenn Dial, formerly of the Princeton Retirement Group, as a Senior Retirement Sales Specialist.