RidgeWorth International has appointed Barry Keane (pictured) as Managing Director, European Institutional Sales.
Working together with RidgeWorth Investments’ existing institutional sales and client service teams in the United States and United Kingdom, Keane will focus on direct institutional sales and marketing of RidgeWorth’s entire product suite across Europe.
“Our increased growth in international markets is an exceptional development and venture for the RidgeWorth product line,” says Ashi S Parikh, RidgeWorth Investments Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. “The development of our strategic global initiative, and the hiring of Rahul Shah in 2015 and now Barry Keane, signifies our continued progress in delivering excellence to our clients in the US and abroad.”
RidgeWorth International, based on Regent Street in London, is the first international venture for the investment management firm. RidgeWorth Investments provides investors a collection of institutional asset management boutiques, each with a well-defined approach and all with unwavering commitments to exceptional performance. RidgeWorth and its boutiques collectively manage approximately USD37.7 billion in assets as of 31 December, 2015.
“We are pleased to have Barry join our team. This expansion positions RidgeWorth Investments as a global leader and further demonstrates our commitment to serving investors with the necessary solutions to achieve their investment objectives,” says Jim Stueve, RidgeWorth Investments President and Head of Global Distribution.
Keane most recently served as the Head of Institutional Business Development at Alliance Trust Investments. In that capacity, he was primarily responsible for the development of institutional business strategy, product development, client management and global distribution across the institutional market. Previously, he held other senior institutional sales positions at BlackRock Investment Management.
Keane earned an MBA from the University of Durham, UK, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English from the University of Galway.