BMO Global Asset Management has a new intermediary distribution exec, the Chicago, Illinois-based shop announced this week.
Bret Solnoki is joining the shop as the director of national accounts for intermediary services, a newly created position. He will be in charge of promoting BMO's funds and separately managed account strategies with financial intermediaries. He will report to Mike Robinson, BMO's head of intermediary distribution.
Prior to joining BMO, Solnoki worked at JP Morgan, JHS Capital Advisors. and Seligman Investment Advisors.
For more information, check out the press release (which also includes details of a seperate hire in BMO's retirement division) below.
Company Press Release
BMO Global Asset Management Adds New Director of National Accounts and Retirement Services Relationship Manager to Expand Team
CHICAGO - Feb. 13, 2013 - BMO Global Asset Management today announced the appointment of Bret Solnoki to Director of National Accounts, Intermediary Distribution, and Melody Rute to Relationship Manager, BMO Retirement Services.
As head of BMO's Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) distribution efforts, a new position at BMO, Solnoki is responsible for raising awareness of BMO Global Asset Management's mutual funds and separately managed account strategies among financial intermediaries. He reports directly to Mike Robinson, Head of Intermediary Distribution, BMO Global Asset Management.
Prior to joining BMO, Solnoki held similar positions at JP Morgan Asset Management, JHS Capital Advisors, Inc. and Seligman Investment Advisors, Inc. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Fairfield University, and holds the CIMC and CIMA designations.
With more than 25 years of industry experience, Rute joins BMO Retirement Services as a Relationship Manager, based out of the Madison, Wis., office. Most recently she served as the Manager of Retirement Plan Services for SVA Plumb Financial. Rute earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She reports directly to Kurt Mueller, Relationship Manager at BMO Retirement Services.
“As two of our newest team members, Bret and Melody will build upon BMO’s longstanding client-centric culture and extensive efforts to support financial intermediaries,” said Phil Enochs, Managing Director and Head of Relationship Management at BMO Global Asset Management.
Enochs noted that BMO Global Asset Management continues to seek experienced professionals to augment its Asset Management and Retirement Services teams.