ATLANTA, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Trust, the private wealth management division of Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ), announced today that David Van Blerkom has joined the firm's San Francisco office as senior vice president and senior relationship manager. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110131/MM39469LOGO-c) "Adding David Van Blerkom to our team exemplifies our ongoing commitment to attracting talented professionals to Atlantic Trust," said Jack Markwalter, Atlantic Trust chairman and CEO. "The Pacific Northwest is an important market for us, and he will be instrumental in continuing to grow our business and deepen our client service expertise in this region." Van Blerkom will be responsible for working with clients and their advisors to develop and implement financial and estate plans, as well as business development and overall client service for the San Francisco office. With this new hire, Atlantic Trust continues to bring talented professionals into key U.S. markets. The San Francisco office is well-positioned to grow, with a strong team of relationship managers, client service professionals and administrative personnel. David Van Blerkom brings more than 25 years of industry experience to Atlantic Trust. Prior to joining the firm, Van Blerkom was the director of business development and investor relations with Inflective Asset Management. Previously, he spent nearly 16 years at Goldman Sachs & Co, most recently as vice president of Institutional Sales, managing the Western U.S. region for the Global Convertible Securities Group. Van Blerkom earned a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was recognized as an Edward W. Carter Fellow. He is actively engaged in volunteering with his church and with the Boy Scouts of America. About Atlantic Trust Atlantic Trust is one of the nation's leading private wealth management firms, offering integrated wealth management for high net worth individuals, families, foundations and endowments. The firm considers clients' financial, trust, estate planning and philanthropic needs in developing customized asset allocation and investment management solutions. Experienced professionals deliver a broad range of solutions, including proprietary investment offerings and a robust open architecture platform of traditional and alternative managers. Atlantic Trust operates in 12 full-service locations throughout the U.S. With $21.7 billion in assets under management (as of March 31, 2013), Atlantic Trust is the private wealth management division of Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ). For more information, visit www.atlantictrust.com. About Invesco Ltd. Invesco Ltd. is a leading independent global investment management firm, dedicated to helping investors worldwide achieve their financial objectives. By delivering the combined power of our distinctive investment management capabilities, Invesco provides a wide range of investment strategies and vehicles to our retail, institutional and high net worth clients around the world. Operating in more than 20 countries, the firm is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVZ. Additional information is available at www.invesco.com.