Aston Asset Management, LP has promoted Mark Kim to managing director, Southeast Region where he will be responsible for external sales. Kim has been with Aston for seven years.

"Aston's assets under management have tripled over the last three years to over $10.5 billion," stated Joe Hays, partner and national sales manager of Aston. "Many diligence analysts, gatekeepers and chief investment officers of our clients hold CFA designations as well as other advanced degrees. We have built a sales team that is comfortable interacting at a high level with these professionals and Mark will be a valuable addition to that team."

Aston has also hired Nick Heethuis as an internal wholesaler supporting the Northeast Region. The firm said it intends to add several new internal wholesalers to its staff over the next six months. Heethuis previously worked at Genworth Financial and Jackson National.

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