August 23, 2004
Rollover Goes With Clark As Vice President of Sales
401(k) rollover specialist RolloverSystems Inc. has announced the hiring of Kevin M. Clark as vice president of sales, a position that will see him lead the charge in the company's relationships with financial institutions.
Clark comes to RolloverSystems from BISYS Retirement Services, where he served as vice president of business development. He has also worked for Universal Pensions Inc. as vice president of Northeast sales before that company was bought by BISYS in 2001.
RolloverSystems is known for using technology creatively in providing 401(k) plans with rollover options. The company said Clark's durability in the retirement industry was ideal for the firm.
"The wealth of expertise, insights and key relationships he brings to this critical position, derived from two decades of experience in the retirement services industry, will be invaluable to us going forward," said RolloverSystems President and CEO Reginald Bowser.
Putnam Picks Pollard For European Equities Post
Mark Pollard will return to Putnam Investments as a managing director and chief investment officer of the company's European equities outfit, the company announced.
Pollard had worked in fund management at Putnam from 1990 to 2000 before leaving to work for Lazard Asset Management in Europe. Most recently, the 45-year-old Pollard worked for a company he founded, Jura Capital.
The chief investment officer of Putnam's core equities division, Josh Brooks, said the re-hiring of Pollard represents the company's renewed commitment to European research. In fact, Pollard will become the first person ever, in the history of Putnam's European equities unit, to work out of London rather than Putnam's home base in Boston.
"Mark's appointment represents a further step in linking the equity analysts directly to the individual investment management teams and giving the teams greater autonomy," Brooks said.
Delaware Promotes Brist To Fixed Income Chief
Ryan Brist, a four-year veteran at Delaware Investments who most recently worked as a bond manager, was elevated to become Delaware's co-head of fixed income, working with See Yeng Quek.
As skipper of the Investment-Grade Core and Core-Plus funds, Brist achieved above-average performance. The CFA charterholder has also worked at Conseco Capital Management and as an analyst for Dean Witter Reynolds.
Brist partially replaces Patrick Coyne, who had served as both co-head of fixed income and head of equity investments but who will now concentrate more on equities. Delaware Investments had $107 billion in assets under management as of June 30.
PFPC Taps Williamson As Veep of Advanced Output
Robert G. Williamson, a 20-year information guru for many different types of firms, has signed on at PFPC as vice president of advanced output services. Beside his financial service industry experience at companies including business process outsourcer Lason Inc., Williamson has worked as an information manager in the healthcare, insurance and retail industries. At Michigan-based Lason, he was the director of sales and business development. Before that, at the outsourcing firm Anacomp, Williamson served as operations vice president.