GEAM Taps Two for Sales Roles

March 7, 2011 ( – GE Asset Management Incorporated (GEAM) has added two senior sales professionals to its intermediary business team.

A news release said Bill Manthorne, a 17-year industry veteran, has joined the firm as Vice President – Sub-Advised Sales, reporting to Mike Cosgrove, President and CEO – Mutual Funds and Intermediary Business. Brian McCarthy, who brings almost 20 years of experience to GEAM, joins as Defined Contribution Investment Only (DCIO) Channel Leader, reporting to Joe Connors, Senior Vice President – DCIO and Annuity Channels.

Manthorne, with experience in sales, relationship management, marketing and strategic planning, joins GEAM from BNY Mellon Asset Management, where he was Senior Vice President – Retirement and Sub-Advisory Sales. In this role he marketed investment strategies of the firm’s 20 subsidiaries to intermediaries including variable insurance platforms, DC providers and corporate plan sponsors. Previously he held sales roles at CitiStreet, IXIS Asset Management and Fidelity Investments. He received his BA in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire.

McCarthy most recently served as Managing Director – National Accounts Investment Only with The Hartford Mutual Funds, with responsibility for sales and relationship management for the recordkeeping channel. Earlier in his career he held sales and relationship management roles at Smith Brothers Insurance, Genworth Financial and Fidelity Investments. McCarthy received his BS in Finance from St. Thomas Aquinas College and an MBA from Iona College.