LEAWOOD, Kan., Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mariner, the parent company of Tortoise Investments, today announced Gary P. Henson, CFA, CFP®, former president of Mariner, has been named president of Tortoise Investments. Through its family of companies, Tortoise Investments provides investors access to differentiated solutions in essential assets and income investing.
"Our goal at Mariner is to support our affiliates' long-term growth objectives in any way we can," said Martin C. Bicknell, chief executive officer of Mariner. "Over the last nine years, Gary Henson has played an absolutely vital role in the growth and success of Mariner. We would not be where we are today if not for Gary. However, Tortoise is positioned for strategic growth over the next several years, and Gary is the right person to help them achieve their objectives. Congratulations to Gary on his new role, and congratulations to Tortoise on gaining a true industry leader."
In his new role, Henson will help support the Tortoise team on its organic and inorganic growth strategy. Henson's past success in similar roles is illustrated by the growth of Mariner's asset management business, which grew to more than $27 billion under Henson's leadership. In his new role, Henson will be able to leverage his unique ability for sales and business leadership as well as his creative genius for new product development and strategic thinking. In Henson's absence, Bicknell will serve in the role of president.
According to Kevin Birzer, CFA, chief executive officer of Tortoise Investments and co-founder of Tortoise, "We are thrilled that Gary has officially joined our team. In his role as president of Mariner, he played a key role in the growth and success of Tortoise. I could not be more pleased that he is now focused solely on supporting our efforts going forward."
Mariner is a rapidly growing and award-winning financial services firm focused on wealth and asset management through its partner firms.
About Tortoise Investments, LLC
Through its family of companies including Tortoise Capital Advisors, Tortoise Index Solutions and Tortoise Credit Strategies, Tortoise Investments provides investors access to differentiated active and passive investment solutions and market insights. Tortoise's business is rooted in more than a decade of leadership and expertise in both income and equity investing in energy and essential assets. Over time, Tortoise has enhanced and expanded its innovative product offerings, while staying true to its quality approach and focus. Tortoise Investments, through its family of registered investment advisers had $19.4 billion assets under advisement as of Aug. 31, 2016.