Alerian Appoints Robert Hughes as Head of Sales
Alerian, a leading independent index provider focused on building innovative, index-based investment strategies, announced that Robert Hughes has been appointed as the firm’s new Head of Sales.
Hughes joins Alerian with over 20 years of experience in the financial industry and a proven record of success working with global investment leaders to support the creation and listing of a broad range of index-based financial products.
In his new role, Hughes will be responsible for managing and developing sales strategies for Alerian’s indexing, benchmarking and calculation services. Additionally, Alerian will look to leverage his expertise to advance the global footprint of the firm’s energy infrastructure, thematic, and smart beta indexes.
“Rob’s connectivity and extensive relationships with leaders in the indexing, exchange and ETF industry is unmatched, and we are thrilled to have him join our growing team,” said David LaValle, CEO of Alerian. “As we continue to increase our index and benchmark offerings, Rob’s sales leadership will be a critical component to help Alerian execute on its strategic vision and accelerate our growth globally.”
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“I’m excited to join Alerian’s highly motivated and experienced team at this pivotal time, and in this unprecedented environment,” said Hughes. “We’ll compete very effectively by remaining relentlessly focused on supporting the success of our clients and partners while being thoughtful and innovative in our approach to expand our business and capabilities around the world.”
Previously, Hughes was the global head of index and advisor solutions for Nasdaq Global Indexes. He has also served as a director for the Independent Research Network (IRN), a joint venture co-owned by Nasdaq and Reuters.