Pyxis Capital, a registered investment adviser serving financial advisers, institutions, and individual investors seeking registered alternative investment solutions, has appointed J Bradley Ross as President.
Ross has been in the financial services industry for over 25 years with a proven track record in raising assets, building teams and expanding distribution channels for various fund platforms. His deep skill set includes asset management, global multi-channel distribution, product development, market analysis and strategic planning.
"The alternative products space is still young and based on the firm’s background, platform and team, Pyxis is well positioned to assume the leadership role in this arena," says Ross. "I was attracted to Pyxis because of this positioning plus their innovative thinking and commitment to offering a compelling set of alternative investment solutions."
Ross was most recently Executive Vice President and National Sales Director of Ivy Funds, which he joined in its infancy in 2003 and grew to USD55 billion in assets. He was charged with spearheading all aspects of that firm’s retail distribution effort.
"His most recent success at Ivy paints a perfect example of what he brings to the table for Pyxis," says Scott Kavanaugh, chairman of the board for the Pyxis Funds. "Brad has added significant value to every organization he has been involved in."
Prior to Ivy, Ross was Senior Vice President, National Sales Manager, Independent Channel for ING FUNDS in Scottsdale, AZ. Throughout his 25 year career Ross has held senior sales, business development and marketing roles at Voyager Asset Management, Minneapolis, Van Kampen, Bankers Trust and Alliance Capital Management. He graduated from the University of Denver with a BA in Mass Communications and Political Science. Ross serves as a member of the Sales Force Marketing Committee of the Investment Company Institute.
Ross’s appointment is concurrent with the resignation of former Pyxis President Joe Dougherty, who says: "Pyxis is well positioned for me to take this opportunity to step away and spend more time with my family. I am proud to have seen Pyxis grow to where it is today and believe it will achieve continued success under Brad’s leadership and vision."