DST Retirement Hires Mineweaser as Director

DST Retirement Solutions has hired Brian Mineweaser as director of new business development. A veteran of the retirement plan and information technology industries for the past 13 years, Mineweaser comes to the firm from Wealth Management Systems, where he headed new account sales and strategic alliances.

"Brian has built strong relationships within the defined contribution market and understands the business challenges retirement plan providers face," said Jude Metcalfe, president of DST Retirement Solutions. "His responsibility is to help providers identify the customized service model they need to meet their unique operational requirements. We're proud to have Brian on our sales team, representing our solution to the industry."

Mineweaser said he was proud to be joining DST during a "challenging and rewarding period" in the industry since the company is "committed to serving this market," as demonstrated by its continual investments in technology and staff. "I am glad to be part of this team, and I look forward to helping retirement plan providers grow their businesses," he said.

Hatteras Funds Selects Murphy as Risk Director

Hatteras Funds, which specializes in alternative investments, has hired Robert Murphy as director of risk management for its subsidiary, Alternative Investment Partners, advisor to the AIP Mutual Funds. Hatteras owns a majority stake in AIP.

Murphy was a former managing director at Ivy Asset Management, working in the investments and investment products and strategy groups. Before that, he was a partner and director of risk management at Meridian Capital Partners. Previously, Murphy held senior fixed income investment banking positions with A.G. Edwards, Cowen & Co., Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Bear Stearns.

In his new position, Murphy will oversee risk management and risk reporting.

"Bob Murphy brings a wealth of hedge fund and risk management knowledge to the Hatteras team," said David Perkins, chief executive officer of Hatteras. "His 26 years of experience will add value for our clients, bringing them best-in-class risk reporting and consulting, and he will help develop new products that should meet the needs of this new era."

Lee Schultheis, chief executive of Alternative Investment Partners, added: "We're excited about the enhancements he'll bring to AIP in advising the AIP Mutual Funds, and the contributions he'll make to the firm across the board."

American Century Hires, Promotes Executives in Global Equity Division

American Century Investments has promoted Anthony Han from senior investment strategist to portfolio manager, filling the role of Mark On, who left last December.

Filling Han's previous position is Pratik Patel, who has been hired as senior investment analyst.

In addition, Joe Kong has joined the company as an investment analyst.

Han began in the industry in 1991 as a rep at MetLife Financial Services. His international experience started in 1992 at Pioneer Group, where Han worked as an international analyst. He next joined Evergreen Asset Management as portfolio manager of a global large-cap growth fund, and then Federated Global Investment Management as a portfolio manager and analyst on an international small-cap strategy.

Patek joins American Century from Mackay Shields, where he was an international equity analyst. Before that, he was a portfolio manager and equity analyst for Fiduciary Trust Co.

Kong was previousl with Accenture as a manager and consultant, where he worked in numerous locations around the world, including Mexico, Brazil and England.


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