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  • Chiron
  • Business Wire

Oct. 12, 2016, 5:07 p.m.

Chiron Investment Management Bolsters Distribution as AUM and Availability Continues to Grow

LEAWOOD, Kan. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chiron Investment Management LLC (“Chiron”), a multi-asset boutique investment firm, today announced the expansion of their sales and distribution capabilities, with additional platform access and six new hires. After being added to several platforms this year, including availability at some of the Wirehouses, Regionals, and Independents, Chiron saw the need to grow their distribution team, broadening their opportunity to service their clients.

The firm hired industry veterans, Darren Cde Baca and David Portal, two experienced Advisor Consultants, who also come from Ivy Investments, where the firm’s Chief Investment Officer, Ryan Caldwell, previously served as a portfolio manager before bringing his multi-asset world allocation investment approach to Chiron.

“We are pleased to welcome seasoned professionals such as Darren and David, who not only round out our distribution capabilities, solidifying a national footprint, but who also have deep knowledge of the world allocation category from their history of working with Ryan,” said Kirsten Pickens, Head of Distribution. “I have had the privilege of working with Darren and David previously, and am confident that their proven ability and solid and diverse relationships will prove valuable as we continue to educate and expand our investor base.”

Darren Cde Baca joined Chiron as a Managing Director on the distribution team covering the Northwest territory. He has been working in the financial services industry for over 30 years. Prior to joining Chiron, Darren spent almost ten years with Ivy Investments as a Regional Vice President, covering San Francisco. Cde Baca also spent many years with Dreyfus, where he was both wholesaling and managing the retail and institutional distribution for the Western half of the United States. Darren obtained his B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College, and holds his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) as well as his Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation.

David Portal joined Chiron as a Managing Director on the distribution team covering the Southeast territory. Portal is a 27-year veteran in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Chiron, he was a Regional Vice President with Ivy Investments for 13 years covering Florida and Puerto Rico. He previously held several sales and management roles with Mackenzie Financial before it was acquired by Waddell and Reed.

Chiron has also added another senior hire to their distribution team, Allen Williamson, who will be a Managing Director and Senior Relationship Manager. Allen joins Chiron from UBS Private Wealth Management. The industry veteran has also served in various senior roles at Guggenheim Investments, Nuveen Investments and Merrill Lynch, where he was recognized twice as “Manager of the Year”. “With 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, Allen’s deep roster of high net worth, ultra-high net worth and industry relationships will significantly support Chiron’s major initiatives, one of which is to further expand Chiron’s connectivity with our key distribution partners,” said Chiron Chief Executive Officer, Enrico Gaglioti.

In addition to David and Darren, Chiron is building out their Internal Client Consulting desk, by bringing on, Susan Butts, Michael Williams and Jordan Juenemann. Susan, Michael and Jordan joined Chiron as Regional Sales Specialists, covering the East, West and Central territories on the distribution team. Prior to joining Chiron, Butts was a junior analyst with Caxton Associates, and both Williams and Juenemann were Internal Sales Specialists with Ivy Investments. Butts received her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Bonaventure University, and a Master of Arts from New York University. Juenemann earned his M.B.A and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas. They all hold their Series 7, and Series 63 FINRA Securities Licenses.

“The firm has seen a tremendous amount of growth over the last 10 months, which has made it crucial for us to continue to add top talent,” said Gaglioti. “It is an exciting time for Chiron and we remain committed to delivering best-in-class service to our clients in terms of insight, research, support and the ability to achieve stable risk-adjusted returns.”

Led by industry veteran Ryan Caldwell, Chiron Investment Management was founded in July of 2015 and has garnered over $140 million in AUM in just ten months. With its rapid expansion this year, Chiron continues to add to its world renowned team of seasoned investment experts and looks for ways to further broaden investor access.

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About Chiron Investment Management, LLC

Chiron Investment Management is a boutique investment management firm, founded in 2015 by CIO Ryan Caldwell, and CEO Enrico Gaglioti. Chiron has an experienced management and advisory team that includes Chairman Marc Spilker and Vice Chairman Scott Prince. In aggregate, the leadership has over 125 years of financial services experience with time-tested track records and success as investors, risk managers and business builders. Our investment process is an actively managed framework that allows us to quantify fundamental factors, systematize our approach, and apply judgement to asset allocation and security selection. Chiron Investment Management is dually headquartered in New York and Kansas City.