Brentwood-based investment manager Compass EMP this week launched its ninth and 10th exchange-traded funds — and its first two focused on international investing. Compass, which was acquired earlier this year by an Ohio firm with $36 billion under management, last month also brought to market three other ETFs.
It was a big day Friday for the team at Compass EMP in Brentwood. The investment firm marked the launch of its fourth new exchange-traded fund in 2014 by ringing the opening bill at the NASDAQ stock exchange. Here are a couple of photos from the visit. Pictured on the NASDAQ's massive Times Square video tower. Pictured here are, from left to right, Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer Stephen Hammers, Co-founder and Chairman David Moore and President Rob Walker Jr.
Brentwood-based Compass EMP Funds announced today it has named Paul D. Graffy as president, sales and distribution.
Graffy will lead 24 Compass EMP Funds employees while overseeing relationships with broker-dealers, large financial institutions and key intermediaries.
Graffy has 30 years of investment industry experience, having worked in executive and sales leadership roles with MFS Mutual Funds and John Hancock Investments.
"Adding Paul's leadership and experience to our expanding sales and marketing team is incredibly important to achieving our aggressive growth plans,” Rob Walker, president of Compass EMP Funds, said in a release. “With the market adoption of our proprietary Intelligent Indexing strategies and the pending launch of numerous new products, we feel that we are poised to greatly assist financial advisors and their clients across the country."
Graffy earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and undertook additional studies at the Wharton School of Business and the Rotman School of Business (University of Toronto).