Brad Wear Joins RiverFront Investment as Western Regional Director
RICHMOND, Va., March 1, 2013
RICHMOND, Va., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --RiverFront Investment Group, has
hired Brad Wear of Tigard, Oregon, as its Western Regional Director.
Prior to joining RiverFront, Wear served as a vice president and financial
advisor for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, where he worked with a large
team of advisors in the Pacific Northwest.
"Brad will be partnering with Rutherfoord Ferguson, Regional Sales Consultant,
in providing sales and marketing support to financial advisors in our western
region," said Peter Quinn, RiverFront's president and chief operating officer.
Wear brings more than a decade of experience in the financial services
industry. He began his career as a senior financial advisor for Merrill,
Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, and from 2001-2008, he worked for Umpqua
Investments, a regional broker dealer with offices from Seattle to San
After serving as vice president of managed money and executive vice president
at Umpqua, he led the company as president and CEO for three years. In that
role, he raised revenues to historic levels and doubled net income. He also
led advisors in business building activities and worked closely with FINRA in
an ever-changing regulatory environment.
In 2006 while president at Umpqua, he was named a top Forty Under Forty award
winner by the Portland Business Journal.
Wear holds a BS in criminal justice from San Jose State University. He is also
designated as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) and Certified Fund
In his spare time, he enjoys cheering on his two active daughters who compete
in volleyball and soccer. He is also a rugby player and coach. In 2011, he was
selected by Team USA to represent the U.S. at the FIT Rugby World Cup held in
Pete Quinn is a 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 $3.4 billion as of
December 31, 2012 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. RiverFront's minority investors include Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc.
and Private Advisors, LLC. 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.
Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges
and expenses of the Funds before investing. To obtain a prospectus for the
RiverFront Global Allocation Series containing this and other important
information, please call (866) 759-5679 or visit www.alpsriverfront.com to
view or download a prospectus. To obtain a prospectus for RiverFront ETFs,
please call (800) 983-0903. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
An investment in the Fund involves risk, including loss of principal.
Not FDIC Insured - No Bank Guarantee - May Lose Value
The RiverFront Global Allocation Series of Mutual Funds are distributed by
ALPS Distributors, Inc.. ALPS is not the distributor of the RiverFront ETFs
referenced above. ALPS is not affiliated with RiverFront Investment Group,
LLC, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Umpqua Investments or Merrill Lynch.
SOURCE RiverFront Investment Group, LLC
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