BNY Mellon Investment Management has named Ralph M. Studley to the newly created position of Director of Investment Strategy with responsibility for leading strategic distribution programs in the U.S. market focused on portfolio construction and outcomes-based advisory solutions.
As an investment strategist, Studley will lead a team responsible for partnering with intermediary clients and advisor teams to evaluate and identify the most suitable investment capabilities across BNY Mellon Investment Management’s diverse platform – the largest multi-boutique platform in the world – to solve specific client portfolio construction needs. Studley will be responsible for delivering tailored portfolio implementation recommendations to help advisors meet their client’s investment objectives through direct engagement with BNY Mellon Investment Management’s boutique portfolio management teams.
This position will help clients fully utilize and integrate BNY Mellon’s investment products across multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income, alternatives and multi-sector investments. Studley will report to Kim Mustin, Head of North American Distribution for BNY Mellon Investment Management.
“We are confident that Ralph’s background of working with intermediaries and advisors, coupled with his experience in the investment management business, will enhance BNY Mellon’s ability to deliver tailored investment solutions to those who invest with us. Adding this new position to our leadership team underpins the continued investment BNY Mellon Investment Management is making to ensure the optimal delivery of our world-class capabilities and expertise to clients,” said Mustin.
Studley joined BNY Mellon Investment Management from Eaton Vance Investment Management, where he had multiple roles, most recently Associate Director of Wealth Strategies. Prior to that, he worked in institutional sales for Piper Jaffray and had been a trader for SAMCO Capital Markets.