PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartTrust® is pleased to announce the hiring of two industry veterans to complement its team. Matt Wolcott and Luke Lavin have joined as a Senior Vice President and Regional Vice President, respectively.
"We are so pleased to be adding these two outstanding professionals to our family here at SmartTrust®," said Kevin Mahn, Chief Investment Officer of SmartTrust®. "These experienced hires reinforce our steadfast commitment to providing innovative UIT strategies along with the highest level service and support to financial advisors across the country."
Mr. Wolcott joins as a Senior Vice President for SmartTrust® and will work out of the Firm's Parsippany, NJ headquarters. Prior to Hennion & Walsh, Mr. Wolcott was a Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was responsible for closed-end fund (CEF) and UIT origination. Prior to his 16 years at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Wolcott was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and worked as a fund administrator at BNY Mellon.
Mr. Lavin joins as a Regional Vice President and external wholesaler for SmartTrust® covering parts of the New England territory. Prior to Hennion & Walsh, Mr. Lavin worked in various sales capacities for First Trust, Sun Life Financial and Piedmont Capital Distributors, LLC.
"Matt and Luke are both quality individuals with strong reputations across the UIT industry" said Bill Walsh, President of Hennion & Walsh, "We are hopeful that these two new additions will help further fuel the growth of our comprehensive platform of UITs at SmartTrust®," added Richard Hennion, Partner at Hennion & Walsh.
SmartTrust® UITs, sponsored by Hennion & Walsh, offer diversified income and total return opportunities through innovative investment strategies. Headquartered just outside of New York City, in Parsippany, NJ, Hennion & Walsh deposited its first SmartTrust® UIT in 2003 and currently has 25 different UIT strategies available for purchase in the primary market. For more information about Hennion & Walsh's SmartTrust® UIT products, please contact the firm's Internal Support Desk at (888) 505-2872, or visit www.smarttrustuit.com. Hennion & Walsh is a member of FINRA and SIPC. Additional information on Hennion & Walsh is available at www.hennionandwalsh.com.