First Mercantile Adds Echo Robinson to National Sales Team

Jun 29, 2010, 11:31 ET from First Mercantile

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo Robinson recently joined First Mercantile's sales team as Regional Sales Director for the Pacific region.

"Echo is a proven retirement plan sales leader," says Stan Label, Vice President of Sales and Distribution for First Mercantile, to whom Robinson reports.  "I am confident that her addition will add momentum to our growth as we build upon existing relationships and forge new ones in the Pacific region."

Ms. Robinson is responsible for developing new business through bank brokers, consultants, employee benefit brokers, independent broker-dealers, life brokers, national wirehouses, regional broker-dealers, registered investment advisors and third party administrators in First Mercantile's Pacific region.  The Pacific region consists of Southern California, Southern Nevada and the state of Hawaii.

Prior to First Mercantile, Ms. Robinson was a Regional Sales Director with The Hartford Retirement Services.

Robinson can be reached at  For more information regarding First Mercantile, please contact your investment professional or call First Mercantile at 800-753-3682.

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About First Mercantile

First Mercantile, one of the premier collective investment trust (CIT) recordkeepers in the United States, offers investment solutions for qualified retirement plans.  Employing a due diligence process, First Mercantile Trust (FMT) searches the investment universe to select non-proprietary options suited for the investment platforms.  CITs are sub-advised by institutional money managers, or invest in mutual funds or exchange traded funds (ETFs).  Also included on the investment platform are Dimensional Fund Advisor (DFA) investments, Lifestyle and Target Date options.  First Mercantile acts in a fiduciary capacity with respect to the management of the assets of the collective investment trust.  The Advisor Review Committee oversees the entire due diligence process, which includes qualitative and quantitative analysis.

These investment products are distributed through solid relationships with quality investment consultants and third party administrators.  First Mercantile offers robust fee disclosure and transparency with a flexible and competitive cost structure.  FMT has a national network of seasoned, knowledgeable professionals to provide excellent client service, customer care and support.

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