NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rothschild Asset Management Inc., the U.S. asset management business of the Rothschild Group ("Rothschild"), announced today that Jennifer Kulp will join the firm as Managing Director and Head of North America Retail Distribution, effective September 1, 2015.
Mrs. Kulp's appointment underlines the firm's strong commitment to continue building a preeminent asset management business for Rothschild in North America.
In this newly-created position, Mrs. Kulp will be responsible for leading the firm's retail distribution strategy and partnering with distribution channels to ensure financial advisors are achieving their investment goals. Her addition to the retail team marks the firm's commitment to drive the growth of its distribution capabilities in the region.
Michael Woods, Chief Executive Officer at Rothschild Asset Management Inc., said: "Jennifer's addition to the firm will help to further deepen our expertise, broaden our reach across the retail marketplace, and widen distribution channels, which is integral to our growth strategy for North America. I am certain Jennifer's experience and longstanding client relationships will add immediate value to our retail team."
Mrs. Kulp has extensive experience in retail sales and distribution, having spent more than 20 years at an independent investment management firm Brinker Capital, where she was most recently a Managing Director in the firm's Wealth Advisory Sales group. "I am excited to join Rothschild at a time when the firm is expanding its retail presence and increasing its retail client coverage in the region, and I look forward to contributing to its continued success," said Mrs. Kulp.
Mrs. Kulp is Rothschild Asset Management's latest strategic senior hire as the firm continues to enhance its U.S. presence while expanding its institutional product offerings. Last month, the firm announced the appointment of Joseph Gill as a Managing Director to the firm's institutional sales team. In March 2015, the firm announced the appointment of Michael Woods as CEO. In April 2015, the firm appointed Shakil Riaz as Global CIO and Head of U.S. Alternative Portfolio Management.
As one of the world's preeminent asset managers, Rothschild Asset Management has maintained a commitment to provide superior performance while controlling risk. Using a disciplined investment philosophy and process that integrates a proprietary stock-ranking system with fundamental analysis by an experienced team of investment managers, the firm manages assets for a range of clients including corporations, endowments, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals. The firm currently has $6 billion in assets under management in the U.S. and more than $60 billion globally.
Rothschild is one of the world's largest independent financial advisory groups.
There are four main arms to the business - Global Financial Advisory, Wealth Management & Trust, Institutional Asset Management, and Merchant Banking.
Rothschild's Institutional Asset Management business provides investment management and advisory services to institutional clients, financial intermediaries, third-party distributors and private clients around the world.
The business operates through three principal subsidiaries. Rothschild Asset Management in New York manages U.S. equity, U.S. balanced and global alternative strategies; Paris-based Rothschild & Cie Gestion focuses on European assets; and Blackpoint Management Limited, based in Guernsey, specialises in managing funds of hedge funds.
SOURCE Rothschild Asset Management Inc.