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Thursday, October 29, 2009

AMG Hires an Affiliate-Focused Distribution Exec

Reported by Daniel Tovrov

Affiliated Managers Group just hired a new distribution exec to work with its numerous asset manager affiliates. The Boston-based firm brought on Joseph Germain this week as managing director of global distribution, and will focus on affiliate distribution efforts both domestically and internationally. A spokeswoman for AMG confirmed that Germain's position is a new one and an addition to the global sales team. Germain reports to Nate Dalton, AMG’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.

“Joe has substantial global sales and marketing experience and we are excited to bring him on board,” Dalton stated. “At AMG, we remain focused on building a robust global distribution platform and helping our Affiliates expand their non-U.S. client base. Joe is a great addition to our Affiliate Development team, and we believe his expertise will enhance our ongoing efforts to provide the highest quality sales and marketing service on behalf of our Affiliates.”

Before Affiliated, Germain most recently served as chief operating officer and head of business development for the quantitative investment group at Lehman Brothers. Prior to that, he was a team leader responsible for developing global consultant relations efforts for Lehman Brothers.

AMG's asset managers include mutual fund firms like Friess Associates (which runs the Brandywine funds), Managers Investment Group, Third Avenueand Tweedy, Browne.


Company Press Release

BOSTON, October 29, 2009 – Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE: AMG), a diversified asset management company, today announced that Joseph A. Germain has joined the Company as Managing Director of Global Distribution focusing on Affiliate distribution efforts both within the U.S. and around the world. In this new role, Mr. Germain will work on a consultative basis with AMG’s Affiliates to improve their institutional marketing and global product distribution efforts, as well as working with the Company’s London and Sydney offices to advance Affiliate products through global pension consulting firms.

“Joe has substantial global sales and marketing experience and we are excited to bring him on board,” said Nate Dalton, AMG’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “At AMG, we remain focused on building a robust global distribution platform and helping our Affiliates expand their non-U.S. client base. Joe is a great addition to our Affiliate Development team, and we believe his expertise will enhance our ongoing efforts to provide the highest quality sales and marketing service on behalf of our Affiliates.”

Most recently, Mr. Germain served as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Business Development for the Quantitative Investment Group of Lehman Brothers Asset Management in New York. Prior to that, he was a Team Leader responsible for developing the global consultant relations efforts for Lehman Brothers Asset Management, as well as the institutional marketing program in Canada. Mr. Germain was a Managing Director, Business Development at Forstmann-Leff and Director, Client Management and Business Development at Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. He received a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Stonehill College.

Affiliated Managers Group is a diversified asset management company with approximately $200 billion in assets at September 30, 2009. AMG’s strategy is to generate growth through the internal growth of its existing Affiliates, as well as through investments in new Affiliates. Through AMG’s innovative partnership approach, individual members of each Affiliate’s management team retain or receive significant direct equity ownership in their firm while maintaining operating autonomy. AMG provides centralized assistance to its Affiliates in strategic matters, marketing, distribution, product development and operations. 

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