Touchstone Investments Announces New President

Gene L. Needles, Jr. has joined Touchstone Investments as president.

According to a company announcement, Needles will have overall responsibility for Touchstone Investments, including the company’s business management and strategy, directing all aspects of distribution, product management, marketing, administration, advisory services and relationship management as well as acquisition activities.

Needles has 27 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, he served as president and chief executive officer of AIM Distributors where his responsibilities included the oversight of all U.S. retail distribution.

Prior to his career with Invesco AIM, Needles held positions with MetLife, State Street, and Putnam Investments.