Retirement Industry People Moves

QMA Hires Head of Global Distribution; LCG Associates Hires Atlanta Consultant; Capital Investment Companies Announces Collaboration.

QMA Hires Head of Global Distribution

Adam Broder will join QMA as head of Global Distribution, a new role that combines oversight of all client-facing activity. He will lead a team to extend new global capabilities in client and business development.

Broder’s 20 years of asset-management experience include positions at Goldman Sachs & Co., as well as with Och-Ziff Capital Management. He also has been advising start-up, high-growth asset management firms at a consulting company that he founded for the past 20 months.

“Adam will devise new ways to deliver QMA’s decades-long experience and expertise in asset allocation and quantitative investing,” says Andrew Dyson, QMA chief executive officer and chairman. “He will draw upon the resources of both PGIM and Prudential to deliver our offering to existing and new clients while maintaining the intimacy of our culture. As we look to expand our platform globally, Adam’s background in building businesses across borders at some of the top asset-management firms will prove invaluable.”

Broder will work in the Newark, New Jersey, headquarters of QMA. He earned master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

QMA is the quantitative equities and asset allocation business of PGIM, the global investment management business of Prudential Financial.

NEXT: LCG Associates Hires Atlanta Consultant

LCG Associates Promotes Atlanta Consultant

National investment consulting firm LCG Associates has promoted Jonathan D. Lea to the role of consultant. He is based out of the Atlanta office.

Lea joined the firm in 2013 as an investment analyst. His responsibilities include developing investment strategy, managing due diligence, and conducting special research projects. He was previously a regional associate with Hatteras Funds. He started his career at AXA Advisors as a financial consultant for the Retirement Benefits Group. Lea’s responsibilities included conducting new-enrollment meetings, counselling plan participants, and providing client service to 403(b) plans in public school systems.

“Jonathan’s promotion is a reflection of his hard work and dedication to client service,” said Edward F. Johnson, president and CEO.

Lea is a chartered alternative investment analyst (CAIA), and a candidate for Level I of the chartered financial analyst (CFA) program.  He graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business management.

NEXT: Capital Investment Companies Announces Collaboration

Capital Investment Companies Announces Collaboration

Independent broker-dealer Capital Investment Companies welcomes Monaghan Wealth Management of Wilson, North Carolina. (MWM). The firm includes the team of founder Scott Monaghan and Kaphie Skinner.

Both formerly worked with the Wells Fargo Advisors bank brokerage division and have a combined 63 years of experience in the financial services industry.

MWM offers various financial and wealth management services including retirement and estate planning. It also provides life and long-term care insurance, as well as plans for pre-retirement.

Capital Investment Companies is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. Through the firm’s Ensemble Platform, Capital Investment Companies offers their representatives and clients numerous financial and investment services including money management, investment brokerage, insurance, retirement planning, trust services, and mortgages.

“After being in the securities industry for 20 years, it became very apparent that the best choice for my career going forward was to be an independent adviser,” says Monaghan. “After interviewing several broker dealers along with the fact that Richard Bryant [co-founder and CEO of Capital Investment Companies] and I have known each other for 17 years, it was an easy choice to align myself with Capital Investment Companies. I feel that Capital has dedicated employees with many years of experience under their belt, which differentiates them from a good deal of the industry.”

NEXT: TRA Announces Leadership Expansion

TRA Announces Leadership Expansion

The Retirement Advantage (TRA) has announced a series of additions and promotions within its leadership.

Charlie Pritzl has been promoted to the director of plan administration, a newly-created position. Emily Hooyman has been promoted to the organizational development manager. She will also be managing the Quality Control Department and overseeing the Acquisition Integration Team.  Carrie Bernier has been promoted to plan-installation manager.

Brady Onsager has been promoted from plan installation specialist into the position of plan installation team leader. In this role, he will be supporting the plan installation manager while working closely with internal and external partners to maintain production levels and provide customer service to new and existing clients of TRA.

Adrianne Kuchta has been promoted to processing manager and will now be directing a team of transaction coordinators accountable for providing timely and accurate service to clients. Luke Radimer has been promoted to the position of 3(16) specialist. He will be responsible for reviewing, updating and maintaining current 3(16) process and procedures utilized within TRA.

NEXT: Ryan Labs Names President and CIO

Ryan Labs Names President and CIO

Ryan Labs Asset Management (Ryan Labs), a member of the Sun Life Investment Management group of companies, has appointed Richard Familetti as president and chief investment officer (CIO) of Ryan Labs.

Familetti joined Ryan Labs in 2009 as a portfolio manager specializing in corporate credit and fixed-income asset allocation before assuming the role of director of asset management in 2015. He has focused on investment strategies in all sectors of the fixed-income markets.

Familetti will also lead a newly-created committee comprised of Chris Adair, senior managing director, head of sales, client service, and strategy; and Tom Keresztes, COO. 

Sean McShea has stepped down as president of Ryan Labs and will remain as an adviser with the firm until the end of 2017.