Kenneth Burd has joined Delaware Investments as vice president, head of internal sales, responsible for managing the 15-member internal sales desk, which supports the firm's retail sales efforts. Burd started his position on March 5.

Prior to joining Delaware, Burd held similar positions at Fidelity Institutional Investment Services and Evergreen Investments. He has also worked as a product specialist for OppenheimerFunds Distributor, Inc. and as a financial consultant for Lincoln Financial Advisors.

"We have a tremendous amount of momentum thanks to strong performance and the recent accolades we've received,” stated Jeff Klepacki, head of third-party distribution at Delaware Investments. “Bringing in Ken to focus on further developing our internal consultants will allow us to leverage this momentum."

Delaware Investments, an affiliate of Macquarie Group, is a global asset management firm with more than $165 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2011.

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