RBC Global Asset Management has added Tom Heflin and Christina Cryer to further drive the expansion of the firm’s distribution team.

Heflin joins the team as Managing Director, Institutional Sales Western region, focusing on plan sponsors of public funds, corporate defined benefits, endowments and foundations. He hails from Russell Investments.

As Senior Consultant Relations Manager, Cryer will be working with consultants in the Midwest and Southeast in an effort to reach the institutional market. She previously served stints at Fidelity Investments, Wellington Management and most recently Pyramis Global Advisors.

Matthew Appelstein, Head of U.S. Distribution, who joined RBC GAM (U.S.) Inc. in 2011, told Money Management Executive that the firm is not stopping there. 'We're still looking for a sub-advisory sales person and a head of marketing," he said. He added that the firm is also looking to add a junior sales associate to help faciliate insitutional sales at the home office.

RBC GAM is the asset management division of Royal Bank of Canada.

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