BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NEPC LLC, one of the industry’s largest independent, full-service investment consulting firms, today announced that Sam Austin has joined the firm as partner and member of the Public Fund team. Austin reports to Public Fund Team head Kevin Leonard and is based in Redwood City, CA.
Prior to joining NEPC, Austin was a Senior Vice President and Investment Committee member at FIS Group where he was responsible for the development and implementation of client services and business development strategies. He managed a team responsible for all client relationships, generated new business leads, and used his background in marketing to better position FIS Group as a valuable provider.
“Sam brings a wealth of asset management expertise to NEPC’s Public Fund team, and a deep knowledge of public funds,” said Leonard. “He is widely recognized and respected in our industry for his ability to translate complex investment information into concepts that are easy for clients to comprehend. We’re delighted to have someone of Sam’s caliber join us and help elevate the high quality of service we provide our clients.”
Previously, Austin spent almost 10 years at Virtus Investment Partners where he was the Head of Institutional Distribution. At Virtus, Austin developed institutional sales and marketing strategies for the parent company and its five subsidiaries, and created intellectual capital materials like white papers and investment presentations. He also worked for Barclays Global Investors as a Business Development Team Leader and at Bankers Trust in Portfolio Strategy.
Austin earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Boston University.
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