HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ: VRTS), which operates a multi-boutique asset management business, today announced that Andra Purkalitis has joined the company as executive vice president, chief legal officer, general counsel, and corporate secretary.
Purkalitis has more than 30 years of broad legal and regulatory experience in the asset management industry. As Virtus’ chief legal officer, she will be responsible for developing and guiding the strategic direction of the legal, regulatory and compliance functions and also will provide counsel to the company’s Board of Directors on corporate governance matters.
“Andra brings a wealth of experience as a respected advisor and strategic partner to senior leaders and corporate directors, and we are pleased to have her join our management team,” said George R. Aylward, president and chief executive officer. “She has a deep understanding of the complexities of the domestic and global asset management industry and her decades of experience will be valuable to us as we leverage the capabilities of our affiliated managers and the strengths of our business model to execute on our long-term growth strategy.”
Prior to joining the Company, Purkalitis was most recently global chief compliance officer and regulatory counsel at Affinius Capital, a private equity real estate management company and prior to joining Affinius in 2021, was global chief compliance officer and regulatory counsel at Russell Investments. She previously was regional chief executive officer and chief legal officer at Aviva Investors Americas, and, earlier, chief administrative officer and general counsel at Old Mutual Capital, a division of Old Mutual Asset Management (now BrightSphere Investment Group). She also served as a branch chief and enforcement attorney for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Denver and as a prosecution expert witness in complex criminal securities fraud cases for the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah and Nevada.
Purkalitis holds a J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law, where she also served as an adjunct professor teaching courses in securities regulation and international business transactions. She earned a B.A. degree in political science from the University of Nebraska.
About Virtus Investment Partners, Inc.
Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ: VRTS) is a distinctive partnership of boutique investment managers singularly committed to the long-term success of individual and institutional investors. We provide investment management products and services from our affiliated managers, each with a distinct investment style and autonomous investment process, as well as select subadvisers. Investment solutions are available across multiple disciplines and product types to meet a wide array of investor needs. Additional information about our firm, investment partners, and strategies is available at virtus.com.