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SOURCE RiverFront Investment Group, LLC
RICHMOND, Va., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RiverFront Investment Group, has hired Brad Wear of Tigard, Oregon, as its Western Regional Director.
Prior to joining RiverFront, Wear served as a vice president and financial advisor for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, where he worked with a large team of advisors in the Pacific Northwest.
"Brad will be partnering with Rutherfoord Ferguson, Regional Sales Consultant, in providing sales and marketing support to financial advisors in our western region," said Peter Quinn, RiverFront's president and chief operating officer.
Wear brings more than a decade of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career as a senior financial advisor for Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, and from 2001-2008, he worked for Umpqua Investments, a regional broker dealer with offices from Seattle to San Francisco.
After serving as vice president of managed money and executive vice president at Umpqua, he led the company as president and CEO for three years. In that role, he raised revenues to historic levels and doubled net income. He also led advisors in business building activities and worked closely with FINRA in an ever-changing regulatory environment.
In 2006 while president at Umpqua, he was named a top Forty Under Forty award winner by the Portland Business Journal.
Wear holds a BS in criminal justice from San Jose State University. He is also designated as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) and Certified Fund Specialist (CFS).
In his spare time, he enjoys cheering on his two active daughters who compete in volleyball and soccer. He is also a rugby player and coach. In 2011, he was selected by Team USA to represent the U.S. at the FIT Rugby World Cup held in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Pete Quinn is a Registered Representatives of ALPS Distributors, Inc.
About RiverFront Investment Group
RiverFront Investment Group, LLC, is an independent SEC-registered investment advisor headquartered in Richmond, Va., managing more than $3.4 billion as of December 31, 2012 in a series of global tactical asset allocation separate account and mutual fund portfolios. Majority owned by its employees, the firm provides asset management, investment advice, and leading-edge market insights. RiverFront's minority investors include Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. and Private Advisors, LLC. The firm was named as one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group. For more information about RiverFront, please visit www.riverfrontig.com.
Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Funds before investing. To obtain a prospectus for the RiverFront Global Allocation Series containing this and other important information, please call (866) 759-5679 or visit www.alpsriverfront.com to view or download a prospectus. To obtain a prospectus for RiverFront ETFs, please call (800) 983-0903. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
An investment in the Fund involves risk, including loss of principal.
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The RiverFront Global Allocation Series of Mutual Funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc.. ALPS is not the distributor of the RiverFront ETFs referenced above. ALPS is not affiliated with RiverFront Investment Group, LLC, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Umpqua Investments or Merrill Lynch.
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