RiverFront Investment Group Expands Business Development Group; Hires Industry Veteran Jim Martin

Oct 31, 2013, 14:40 ET from RiverFront Investment Group

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RiverFront Investment Group, has hired Jim Martin of Charlotte, NC, as its Mid-Atlantic Regional Director.

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Prior to joining RiverFront, Jim served as a Regional Director for Eagle Asset Management, playing an instrumental role in growing the firm's assets under management six-fold during his 12 year tenure.

"We are excited about the addition of Jim to our Business Development Group, he brings a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to our team," said Peter Quinn, RiverFront's President and Chief Operating Officer.

Martin, in his 20 year career in the financial services business, has been a Regional Sales Manager for Mentor Investment Group, Lord Abbett and Evergreen.

"Jim has served as a mentor, coach and friend throughout his career, working with financial advisors, branch managers and complex managers to forge lasting relationships. We are thrilled to hire someone of Jim's experience and character, he is a welcome addition to the team," said Stuart Porterfield, RiverFront's National Sales Manager.

Jim holds BA from Georgia State University and an MBA from The Terry School of Business at the University of Georgia. He is also a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®).

In addition to the hiring of Jim, RiverFront is pleased to announce that Stuart Porterfield, National Sales Manager, will assume the additional responsibility of National Accounts.

"With the addition of Jim, we are able to reallocate some of Stuart's time to focus on deepening our National Accounts efforts. The relationships with our Partner Firms are at the heart of everything we do and Stuart is the right person to lead this effort," said Peter Quinn.

Peter Quinn and Stuart Porterfield are 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 $4.0 billion as of October 31, 2013 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. Baird Financial Corporation (BFC) is also a minority owner of RiverFront Investment Holding Group, LLC and therefore an indirect owner of RiverFront.  BFC is the parent company of Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated ("Baird"), a registered broker/dealer and investment adviser.  

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.

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