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Brinson Advisors Adds Key Personnel to Wholesale Distribution Team

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Brinson Advisors announced today it has hired five key distribution executives to help build the firm's business in the RIA/Broker Dealer, Defined Contribution and Bank/Insurance channels.

"Building a wholesale distribution team with strong relationships and expertise in each of the channels we serve is a top priority for the firm. By doing so, I am confident we can grow our presence in each of these channels," said Barry Mandinach, Managing Director, Head of Wholesale Distribution for Brinson Advisors. "I am looking forward to great success with this team."

The new wholesale distribution team members will hold the following positions:

Jeffrey T. Cerrutti
Mr. Cerrutti joins Brinson Advisors as an executive director and head of the RIA/Broker Dealer channel, reporting to Barry Mandinach. Cerrutti has extensive experience in the mutual funds business, most recently leading the national sales effort for the Financial Planning channel at Phoenix Investment Partners. Prior to Phoenix, Cerrutti was a partner at Zweig Mutual Funds. He began his career with positions at Gabelli Funds and Royal Alliance.

Gary P. Jackson
Mr. Jackson joins Brinson Advisors as an executive director, with a senior sales role in Defined Contribution channel led by Steve Saner, Managing Director. Jackson has a wide range of global experience in the Defined Contributions market based on roles in sales, management, product design and development and training. Jackson has held several senior positions at Smith Barney and most recently served as Director of DC Services, Japan, SSB Citi Asset Management Co., in Tokyo. Jackson also has had extensive field experience, which included managing a sales territory of thirteen states, three divisions, seven regions and 70 branch offices with more than 1,800 financial consultants for Salomon Smith Barney.

Theodore Brakatselos
Mr. Brakatselos joins Brinson Advisors as an executive director, with a senior sales role in the Defined Contribution Channel led by Steve Saner. Brakatselos has over 14 years investment sales and marketing experience with both retail and institutional clients, with specific expertise in the qualified retirement plan market, where he had a primary focus on defined contribution plans. Most recently, Brakatselos served as director of Institutional and Investment Sales for Merrill Lynch's U.S. Private Client Group Benefits and Investment Solutions. Brakatselos has also served as vice president, Group Retirement Plans at Dreyfus Corporation and director of 401K Services at Fred Alger & Company. He began his career with accounting and auditing positions at Deloitte & Touche, Morgan Guarantee and the Bank of New York

Mary M. Tritley
Ms. Tritley joins Brinson Advisors as an executive director, with a senior sales role in the Bank/Insurance channel led by DeAnna Basler. Most recently, Tritley served as vice president, Bank and Trust Sales at American Century Investments, where she was responsible for the Northeast Territory. Prior to American Century, Tritley spent four years as a vice president in the Investment Products Group at Scudder Kemper Investments. She began her career on the analytical side of the business at Price Waterhouse Coopers and William Blair & Co.

Lisa M. Blake
Ms. Blake joins Brinson Advisors as an executive director, with a senior sales role in the Bank/Insurance channel led by DeAnna Basler. Blake has extensive experience in the sale of financial products and services to banks, trust companies and third party administrators. She most recently served as a vice president, territory manager for the Bank, Trust and Third-Party Administrator Division at American Century Investments. Prior to American Century, Blake spent six years building, developing and growing the institutional division of Janus Capital Corporation. She began her career at Arthur Anderson Consulting.

Formerly known as Mitchell Hutchins Asset Management, Brinson Advisors is the wholesale distribution arm of UBS Asset Management in the Americas.

UBS AG is a leading global financial services firm with 70,000 employees worldwide, providing a wide range of services to a client base that includes affluent individuals, corporations, institutions and governments. Headquartered in Switzerland, the bank has significant operations in all of the world's major financial centers.

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