CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Horizon Investments, an industry-recognized goals-based asset management firm, has promoted Carlos Barbosa to Eastern Divisional Director and Scott Ferrette to Western Divisional Director, the firm announced today. The two promotions are part of Horizon’s ongoing expansion of its distribution network in support of the growing demand for its goals-based investment solutions.
Barbosa is based in Connecticut and will oversee Horizon’s sales territories for the Midwest, Southeast and East Coast; Ferrette is based in California and will oversee Horizon’s sales territories for the West Coast, Northwest and Alaska. Both will report to John Drahzal, Head of Distribution.
Barbosa previously served as regional director for Horizon’s Northeast territory – providing practice support to financial advisors. Prior to joining the firm, he was a vice president with First Trust Portfolios. Before that, he spent six years at several large firms including Prudential Financial and Allstate Financial.
Ferrette was previously regional director for Horizon’s sales in the West region. Before that, he served as an institutional money manager and income planner at several Wall Street firms.
In their new roles, Barbosa and Ferrette will focus on supporting the firm’s regional directors to empower advisors with strategies that help their clients achieve financial objectives throughout life.
“I am delighted to have Carlos and Scott join the leadership team,” said John Drahzal, head of distribution. “They have both proven themselves invaluable in helping to drive our distribution process.”
Horizon is a pioneer in providing modern goals-based investment management. The firm has been recognized by the industry for its innovative approach to helping clients achieve their investing and lifestyle goals. In 2018, the firm was named Asset Manager of the Year ($25 billion in AUM or less) by the Money Management Institute (MMI) and Barron’s. In addition, Horizon was recognized as “2018 Asset Manager of the Year” and “2018 Strategist of the Year” by Envestnet and Investment Advisor Magazine.
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