PARSIPPANY, N.J., November 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — SmartTrust® UITs has added two external wholesalers to its ever-growing UIT business. Each will serve as a Regional Vice President overseeing territories in the Northeast and Southeast regions of the country.
Rich Jaeger joins SmartTrust® as a Regional Vice President covering New York City and the boroughs, central and northern Connecticut, and the New England states. Mr. Jaeger has over 30 years of financial services industry experience. He started his UIT career at Nathan and Lewis and moved to Gruntal & Co. in the early 90’s. He has spent the past nine years at First Trust primarily marketing UITs in the New York Metro area.
“The sole focus of our SmartTrust® team is Unit Investments Trusts and therefore we consider Rich a valuable addition due to his depth of knowledge in UITs,” said Bill Walsh, President of Hennion & Walsh.
Chris Jameson joins SmartTrust® as a Regional Vice President covering certain states within the Southeast territory. Mr. Jameson graduated from the University of Kansas and started his career at Ivy Funds. During his 6 year tenure with the firm, he worked his way up to the external wholesaling position covering the Southeast territory.
“As we look to grow the fee based side of our UIT platform, we are pleased to have Chris and his broad knowledge of the mutual fund side of the business,” said Rich Hennion, Partner of Hennion & Walsh.
Kevin Mahn, Chief Investment Officer at SmartTrust® adds, “As our SmartTrust® UIT platform continues to expand, we want to make sure that we have a premier sales and support team. The additions of Rich and Chris to our wholesaling team serve as a testament to our commitment to outstanding customer service here at SmartTrust®.
SmartTrust® UITs, sponsored by Hennion & Walsh, offer diversified income and total return opportunities through innovative investment strategies. Assets grew by 28 percent in 2015 while the number of Trusts outstanding grew by 24 percent over the same period. For more information about Hennion & Walsh’s SmartTrust® UIT products, please contact the firm’s Internal Support Desk at 888-505-2872, or visit www.smarttrustuit.com. Hennion & Walsh is a member of FINRA and SIPC. Additional information on Hennion & Walsh is available at www.hennionandwalsh.com.