December 10, 2007
Standish Becomes Director At Fisher Wealth Mgmt.
Fisher Investments' wholly owned U.K. subsidiary, Fisher Wealth Management, has hired Miles Standish as managing director.
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to realize some very exciting prospects for Fisher in the U.K. as the wealth management market as a whole experiences unprecedented levels of growth," Standish said. He spent the last 25 years of his career with Towry Law, a wealth management, financial planning and employee benefits company.
"Fisher Investments has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, in large part due to the strength of our investment process, supported by our distinctive marketing approach," said Ken Fisher, chief executive officer of Fisher Investments and chairman of Fisher Wealth Management. "Miles' wealth of experience in the industry and track record of business success makes him the ideal person to drive the next phase of growth in our U.K. operations."
SEC Deputy Director Joins Simpson Thacher as Partner
Peter Bresnan has just left his post as Securities and Exchange Commission deputy enforcement director to become a partner with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
Bresnan has been with the SEC since 1995, served as lead trial counsel in the lawsuit against WorldCom and was responsible for finalizing the SEC's financial fraud actions against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
"Peter has been an eloquent and passionate advocate for investors' interests," said SEC Chairman Christopher Cox. "His strong leadership of our national enforcement program has upheld the SEC's preeminence as the gold standard of securities law enforcement. Investors large and small, America's capital markets, and the entire nation have had a courageous champion in Peter Bresnan. His many years of outstanding public service place all of us deeply in his debt."
Integrity Hires Corrigan as Illinois, Wisconsin Director
Bob Corrigan has joined Integrity Mutual Funds as regional wholesaling director for Illinois and Wisconsin. Previously, he was an institutional sales manager for Caterpillar Investment Management, where he played a key role in increasing assets from $2.8 billion to $4.1 billion. He has also held positions with Santa Fe Trust, Fidelity Investments and Federated Investors.
Standish Mellon Appoints Lukens to Oversee Products
Standish Mellon Asset Management, a fixed-income subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon, has hired James W. Lukens as senior product manager, in charge of product management and marketing communications, managing product specialists and the firm's graphics and proposal-writing teams. He reports to Alex Over, managing director of sales, marketing and client service.
Lukens has nearly 20 years of experience in fixed-income investment management, communications and client service, the last 11 of them spent with Putnam Investments, where he was senior vice president and head of the fixed-income institutional portfolio management team. Lukens held a similar product management and communications position with Keystone Investments, and he was previously an officer with the endowments of Brown and Yale universities. Earlier, he was on the faculty of the English department at the University of Wisconsin, where he taught marketing communications to graduate and undergraduate business students.
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