Curian Capital, LLC ( www.Curian.com), an asset management company that manufactures and distributes a comprehensive suite of investment strategies and asset management solutions to financial advisors and institutional clients, today announced the addition of two new executives to its distribution team.
Bill Thomas joins Curian as senior vice president of distribution for the Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) channel. Mr. Thomas comes to Curian from Grail Advisors in San Francisco, where he founded and led the company through its recent sale to Ameriprise in May 2011. Prior to Grail Advisors, Bill served as senior vice president and head of distribution for Schwab Investment Management.
Bret Young has joined Curian as senior vice president for institutional distribution, and will focus his efforts on Curian’s expansion into the institutional markets. Mr. Young comes to Curian from Thomson, Horstmann & Bryant in Norwalk, Conn., where he was director of institutional sales. He previously served as senior vice president and institutional sales leader for GE Asset Management.
“Bill and his team will work to enhance Curian’s position in the RIA market,” said Michael Bell, Curian’s president and chief executive officer. “Bill and his team will coordinate with Curian’s development and asset management resources to create new investment solutions and services designed to meet the specific and sophisticated needs of RIAs. Additionally, Bill will leverage his past success in the ETF industry to explore product expansion opportunities across all distribution channels.”Meanwhile, Mr. Young will focus his efforts on Curian’s institutional distribution to bank trusts, pensions and endowments. Mr. Young and his group will continue to expand Curian’s presence as a sub-advisor on third party product platforms, in similar fashion to Curian’s recent addition of risk management, tactical management and guidance portfolio strategies to Elite Access, the new product from Curian’s parent company, Jackson National Life (Jackson®).
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