NEW YORK, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AST Fund Solutions, LLC, an affiliate of American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (AST), and provider of a complete suite of shareholder communication and recordkeeping services for mutual funds, closed-end funds and business development companies, announced today that Richard Eaton has joined the organization as Senior Vice President. Richard will play an integral role on the AST Fund Solutions project management team and brings a vast amount of experience to the group.
"We are excited to have Rich join our mutual fund proxy group," said Paul Torre, Executive Vice President of AST Fund Solutions. "His keen analytical approach and unique skill set will be a great asset to the firm and our clients."
"I am excited to join the industry leader in the mutual fund proxy business and have the opportunity to leverage my expertise with such a talented team," said Eaton. "I look forward to working with our clients and contributing to AST's distinct focus on the customer."
With over 15 years of experience in the business, Richard most recently served as Vice President of Proxy Services at Boston Financial Data Services where he had oversight of the project management, operational, and call center teams. While at Boston Financial he worked on high profile campaigns for T. Rowe Price, Russell Investments, and The Hartford Funds. Prior to Boston Financial, Richard was a Vice President with D.F. King & Co., Inc. (now part of AST Fund Solutions). Previously, Richard was with the Colbent Corporation where he worked with D.F. King providing proxy system enhancements, data conversion, tabulation and reporting services. Richard also held business analyst positions with Computershare and Fidelity Investments.
American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (AST) and its affiliates are leading providers of registry services and technology to financial market participants across North America. AST and its affiliate CST Trust Company, provide comprehensive stock transfer and employee plan services to more than 8,000 public issues and over 5.5 million shareholders. The organization provides fully integrated services that include corporate proxy solicitation and advisory solutions, employee plan services, information agent, mutual fund proxy solicitation, shareholder identification, asset recovery and investment management offerings.
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