Rothschild Asset Management Inc, the US asset management business of the Rothschild Group has appointed Jennifer Kulp as Managing Director and Head of North America Retail Distribution, effective 1 September, 2015.
Kulp's appointment underlines the firm's strong commitment to continue building a preeminent asset management business for Rothschild in North America.
In this newly-created position, Kulp will be responsible for leading the firm's retail distribution strategy and partnering with distribution channels to ensure financial advisors are achieving their investment goals. Her addition to the retail team marks the firm's commitment to drive the growth of its distribution capabilities in the region.
Michael Woods (pictured), Chief Executive Officer at Rothschild Asset Management Inc, says: "Jennifer's addition to the firm will help to further deepen our expertise, broaden our reach across the retail marketplace, and widen distribution channels, which is integral to our growth strategy for North America. I am certain Jennifer's experience and longstanding client relationships will add immediate value to our retail team."
Kulp has extensive experience in retail sales and distribution, having spent more than 20 years at an independent investment management firm Brinker Capital, where she was most recently a Managing Director in the firm's Wealth Advisory Sales group.
"I am excited to join Rothschild at a time when the firm is expanding its retail presence and increasing its retail client coverage in the region, and I look forward to contributing to its continued success," says Kulp.
Kulp is Rothschild Asset Management's latest strategic senior hire as the firm continues to enhance its US presence while expanding its institutional product offerings. Last month, the firm announced the appointment of Joseph Gill as a Managing Director to the firm's institutional sales team. In March 2015, the firm announced the appointment of Michael Woods as CEO. In April 2015, the firm appointed Shakil Riaz as Global CIO and Head of US Alternative Portfolio Management.