Bryan Mullin to lead alternatives platform, bringing institutional knowledge to retail clientsMINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - RBC Wealth Management-U.S. announced today that Bryan Mullin has joined the firm as head of its alternative investment platform. Mullin most recently served as principal and director of alternatives research at Slocum Inc., a Minneapolis-based advisory firm that specializes in serving institutional investors. "As many of the products and services within the wealth management industry have become increasingly commoditized, offering clients differentiated advice and personalized solutions is critical," said Michael Armstrong, CEO of RBC Wealth Management-U.S. "With Bryan Mullin at the head of our alternatives platform, we will provide our private wealth clients with access to the discipline and sophistication of institutional alternatives investing." In addition to alternatives, Mullin has deep experience in accounting, general management, and commodities markets. Over the course of his career, he's conducted research on private equity managers, private debt managers, funds of funds, real asset funds and commodities. He traded commodity derivatives with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland and a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA). He was also Series 3 licensed with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Also joining the firm as an analyst is Leif Gunderson, who most recently served as a senior research associate at Slocum Inc., where he, too, focused on alternative investments including private equity, real assets and hedge fund strategies. Gunderson will report directly to Mullin.