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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Follow the Fundsters - September 12, 2017

Reported by Neil Anderson, Managing Editor

Company: the Investment Company Institute (ICI)

Promoted: Sean Collins

Today ICI president and CEO Paul Schott Stevens unveiled the promotion of Collins to chief economist, effective January 1. Collins will succeed the Washington, D.C.-based trade group's current chief economist, Brian Reid, who will retire on December 31.

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Company: BlackRock

Refocused: Mark McCombe

Today McCombe was reportedly shifted to focus solely on leading the asset manager's Americas business. McCombe also previously led BlackRock Alternative Investors, which will now be led by former BlackRock EMEA chief David Blumer. EMEA iShares chief Rachel Lord will take over Blumer's old job, and Stephen Cohen will take over Lord's old job.

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Company: Eaton Vance

Hired: Bob Kuberski

Yesterday MFWire broke the news that retail sales director John Moninger recently hired Kuberski as eastern division chief in the independent channel, reporting to national sales director Jim Durocher. Kuberski previously led retail sales at RidgeWorth but left in June when Virtus bought RidgeWorth.

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Company: MUFG Investor Services

Hired: Danny Hook

Yesterday Mac Kirschner, global head of client relationship management at MUFG Investors, unveiled the hiring of Hook as executive director of relationship management. New York-based Hook will report to Kirschner. Hook previously worked at Blackstone on its hedge fund solutions platform.

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Company: the ICI

Hired: Kelly Hitchcock

Yesterday Stevens unveiled the hiring of Hitchcock as director of financial services policy. Hitchcock previously served as senior staff on the financial services and general government subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee. At the ICI she now reports to Donald Auerbach and Dean Sackett, chief government affairs officers and co-heads.

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Company: TD Ameritrade

Promoted: Peter deSilva

On Thursday Tim Hockey, president and CEO of the Omaha, Nebraska-based discount brokerage, confirmed the deSilva will become president of retail distribution once TD's long-awaited acquisition of Scottrade closes. deSilva will succeed Tom Bradley, who led TD's institutional (i.e. RIA custody) business before shifting to the retail side five years ago.

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Company: VanEck

Hired: Brendan Gundersen

Gundersen recently joined VanEck as managing director of the institutional team. He previously served as managing director and head of institutional intermediary business at New York Life's MainStay.

Company: Technology Tools for Today (T3)

Recognized: Joel Bruckenstein

On Wednesday the financial services technology-focused journalist won the 2017 Insider's Forum Leadership Award at Bob Veres' Insider's Forum in Nashville.

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Check back as we keep an eye on people moves in the future and see our previous Follow the Fundsters (previously know as People on the Move) column here. For the latest SEC filings and fund launches, explore our Filings For Fundsters (formerly Stork and Reaper) and New Fund Fuss columns. If you have a fund filing, a mutual fund launch, a product change or a new hire that you would like to announce, please contact the MFWire team at editors@investmentwires.com. 

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