Waddell & Reed Financial has announced the appointment of J. Bradley Ross as executive vice president and national sales manager of Ivy Funds Distributor , the broker/dealer for the Ivy Funds.

Ross moves to Waddell & Reed from ING Funds, where he served as senior vice president and national sales manager for the past three years. He previously served in senior sales and marketing positions with Voyager Asset Management, Van Kampen, Bankers Trust and Alliance Capital .

"We are delighted that Brad has joined us at this exciting time for the Ivy Funds," said Thomas W. Butch, president and CEO of Ivy Funds Distributor and chief marketing officer of Waddell & Reed, to whom Ross reports. "His leadership and experience will be invaluable to our sales efforts as we take the new Ivy Funds to market."

Copyright 2003 Thomson Media Inc. All Rights Reserved.

http://www.thomsonmedia.com http://www.mmexecutive.com

Subscribe Now

Access to premium content including in-depth coverage of mutual funds, hedge funds, 401(K)s, 529 plans, and more.

3-Week Free Trial

Insight and analysis into the management, marketing, operations and technology of the asset management industry.