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Ryan Labs Asset Management Hires Walter Hartford, CFA to Lead Fund Distribution


Ryan Labs set to continue the build out of their mutual fund platform


NEW YORK, NY – (AUGUST 10, 2015) - Ryan Labs Asset Management is pleased to announce the hiring of Walter Hartford, CFA. Hartford joins Ryan Labs as Senior Vice President – Fund Distribution. In this new role, Hartford will spearhead the firm’s mutual fund platform distribution efforts. Ryan Labs launched their fund platform in early 2015 with a core bond strategy (RLCBX), and will add to their offerings with an upcoming Long Credit fund (RLLCX).


Walter is a proven investment distribution professional who has a deep understanding and relationships in the advisory platform space. He will provide thought leadership in the mutual fund space while developing the distribution model. He is responsible for identifying key target markets and reviewing Ryan Labs funds with consultants, platforms and plan sponsors. 


Sean McShea, President of Ryan Labs stated, “Hiring Walter shows our commitment to the mutual fund space. He is tasked with building out the marketing and client service efforts for this part of our platform. Walter will focus initially in communicating our fund offerings and our investment management process.”


Previously, Walter handled national account and platform distribution responsibilities at F-Squared Investments in its wirehouse distribution channel.  He was involved in the staffing of the distribution team for the unit and its growth to $4B in AUM at its apex. 


Walter has over 10 years of experience in a variety of roles focused on distribution on retail platforms for separate accounts, registered investment advisors and DCIO product sales.


Walter’s tenure at Ryan Labs begins immediately.


About Ryan Labs Asset Management

Ryan Labs Asset Management specializes in managing fixed income portfolios for institutional clients. Its platform includes liability driven investing strategies managed versus a Custom Liability Index® and total return strategies managed against traditional fixed income benchmarks. In 1991, Ryan Labs became the first asset manager to create and manage a bond portfolio versus a daily Custom Liability Index® consistent with FAS 158 accounting standards. 


For further information about Ryan Labs Asset Management and its offerings, please visit www.ryanlabs.com.