Money Management

Ryan Labs recruits 2 for marketing, client strategy team

John Linder joined Ryan Labs Asset Management as managing director and Robert Shrekgast joined as director, both on the money manager's marketing and client strategy team.

The positions are new, confirmed company spokesman Scott Paer in an email.

Mr. Linder will help enhance the firm's customized fixed-income strategies and work with consultants and plan sponsors on traditional active fixed-income allocations and economic crisis-offset solutions. He will also model and stress-test portfolios.

Mr. Shrekgast will work with consultants and plan sponsors to promote Ryan Labs' total return, liability-driven and dynamic hedging strategies, as well as seek and develop new opportunities to implement fixed-income strategies.

Messrs. Linder and Shrekgast will both report to Chris Adair, senior managing director and head of sales, client service and strategy.

Mr. Linder was a senior consultant at Pension Consulting Alliance, while Mr. Shrekgast was a business development adviser at Razorbill Advisors. It could not be learned if they were replaced; spokesmen for the firms could not be immediately reached for comment.

In addition, Melissa Spadafora was promoted to director, relationship management.

The position is new. Ms. Spadafora will continue to support custom client service needs but will also revamp the client service platform and manage the firm's relationship management team. She also reports to Mr. Adair.

Ms. Spadafora was previously associate director, relationship management.

Ryan Labs, a subsidiary of Sun Life Investment Management, manages $7 billion in assets.