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Hatteras Funds appoints president of distribution and managing director of strategic relationships


Hatteras Funds, a boutique alternative investment specialist providing alternative investment solutions for financial advisers and their clients, has appointed Michael J Hutten as president of distribution.

Hutten will lead the firm’s distribution initiatives and will be responsible for managing all aspects of sales, marketing and national accounts. Hutten has a broad understanding of alternative investments and brings over 20 years of financial services industry experience to the role.
David Perkins (pictured), chief executive of Hatteras Funds, says: "Mike’s extensive experience, knowledge and commitment to our clients position him to help drive our business forward. He will be a key contributor to the firm’s direction which will allow us to expand our services to advisors and investors."
Hutten originally joined Hatteras in August 2006 as a regional director for the West. In addition to Hatteras, Hutten has held various sales and management roles at JPMorgan Asset Management, Santa Barbara Alpha Strategies, Robertson Stephens and Montgomery Partners, the alternative investment division of Montgomery Asset Management.
"Hatteras is an industry leader in providing innovative alternative investment solutions to advisors and their clients. As demand for liquid alternative investments increases, I look forward to expanding the distribution of Hatteras’ funds. Our goal is to help clients achieve their long-term investment objectives," says Hutten. "Hatteras is an experienced organization that focuses on and understands its clients and the challenges they face, and offers solutions that serve their portfolio needs. I am excited for the opportunity to contribute to the Firm’s future success."
Robert Brown has been named managing director of strategic relationships. Brown has extensive knowledge of the institutional marketplace and client focused product development. Prior to this role, Brown has held various positions within the firm, including head of sales and marketing, regional sales, sales management, national accounts, and marketing management. Before joining Hatteras Funds in 2004, Brown was vice president of alternative strategies at Highland Associates, where he performed alternative investment strategy research, alternative investment manager search and due diligence, and client education. Brown has more than 15 years of alternative investment industry experience.
"Rob will play a pivotal role in continuing to grow the Firm’s strategic partnerships. Rob’s deep relationships, strong understanding of alternative investments and leadership experience bring a unique perspective to the role," says Perkins. "Rob’s desire to align investment platform solutions with advisor and investor needs is at the centre of our commitment to provide access to alternative investment solutions."

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