Financial Research Corp. has hired Laura Van Zandt as director of mutual fund distribution research, a new position in which she is responsible for FRC's mutual fund product line. This entails oversight of existing products and the development of new ones to serve the specific needs of various channels.

"Our clients can look forward to a broader spectrum of research support related to mutual fund distribution, including trends in the adviser community, which many of our clients have indicated are of paramount importance," Neil Bathon, FRC president, said in a statement.

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