] has added to its U.S. sales team dedicated to registered investment advisors, bringing the headcount on the RIA team to eight. The new additions are part of a previously announced 25 percent increase in the firm's retail sales team, a press release today stated.
, former RIA VP for Managers Investment Group
, was named regional VP for the RIA channel and will be based in Chicago to cover the Midwest/Southeast region.
Pioneer also increased the number of regional consultants, who serve as hybrid wholesalers, from one to three. Regional consultants each support one of the firm's three regional VPs in the field.
"Pioneer has had a longstanding commitment to the RIA market and we are stepping up our resources to support to this market," stated Laura Palmer
, national sales manager and head of the RIA team. "The RIA market is one of the fastest-growing market segments for Pioneer, and the changes will help us reach a broader range of customers and provide better support."
Company Press Release
Pioneer Investments Expands Sales Team
Dedicated to U.S. RIA Market
Boston, Massachusetts – Pioneer Investments today announced the
expansion of its U.S. sales team dedicated to Registered Investment
Advisors through the addition of a new member and the realignment of
the team that broadens Pioneer’s support for the RIA channel. The
changes are part of a previously announced 25% increase in the firm’s
retail sales team.
“Pioneer has had a longstanding commitment to the RIA market and we
are stepping up our resources to support to this market,” said Laura
Palmer, National Sales Manager and head of the RIA team. “The RIA
market is one of the fastest-growing market segments for Pioneer, and
the changes will help us reach a broader range of customers and
provide better support,” Palmer added.
Brian J. Kilar has been named Regional Vice President for the RIA
Channel. He is located in Chicago and covers the Midwest/Southeast
region. Brian joins Pioneer from Managers Investment Group in Chicago,
where he was RIA Vice President and covered the RIA market in the Mid
Atlantic and Southeast Region. He has a B.S. from Illinois State
University and has 10 years of industry experience.
In addition, Pioneer has increased the number of Regional Consultants,
who serve as “hybrid” wholesalers, from one to three. Regional
Consultants split their time between home office support and working
with clients in the field, and they each support one of the firm’s
three Regional Vice Presidents in the field. Pioneer’s RIA team now
totals eight, including Palmer and one Business Development Officer.
About Pioneer Investments
Pioneer Investments is the trade name for Pioneer Global Asset
Management S.p.A. and its subsidiaries, a global investment firm with
offices in 26 countries and approximately $194 billion in assets under
management as of June 30, 2012, of which approximately $62 billion was
managed in the U.S. Founded in 1928, its flagship mutual fund, Pioneer
Fund, is the third-oldest mutual fund in the U.S. Pioneer Investment
Management USA Inc. is the North American operating subsidiary of
Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A., which is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of UniCredit S.p.A. Pioneer Investment Management, Inc. is
the firm’s U.S. investment advisory subsidiary, and Pioneer Funds
Distributor, Inc. is the firm’s U.S. distribution subsidiary. For more
information please visit us.pioneerinvestments.com
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