Peggy Schooley Appointed General Manager of Broadridge's Mutual Funds Proxy Services Business
New York - 21 December 2009
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) today announced the appointment of Peggy Schooley as General Manager of its Mutual Funds Proxy Services business. She joins Broadridge from Evergreen Service Company, LLC, where she served as President since 2005. Evergreen Service Company, LLC is a subsidiary of Evergreen Investment Company, part of the investment management business owned by Wells Fargo & Company.
Ms. Schooley's responsibilities include overall planning and execution of all mutual funds proxy services including operations, compliance and regulatory oversight, vote reporting and solicitation, as well as spearheading new business and expanding client relationships.
"Broadridge will benefit greatly from Peggy's extensive knowledge and vast experience in the mutual fund industry," said Gerard Scavelli, President, Mutual Fund Solutions, Broadridge. "Her management experience including directing multiple fund groups at leading institutions like Evergreen Investments and Pioneer Investments, will help us enhance overall service delivery to our mutual fund clients. We are delighted to have Peggy join Broadridge's Mutual Fund Solutions team," added Mr. Scavelli.
Ms. Schooley stated: "There are many challenges facing mutual fund organizations today including changing compliance and regulatory standards, mergers and acquisitions, and the demand to remain competitive despite budget constraints. Through ongoing technology development and a superior service model, Broadridge has served as a vital partner to mutual fund organizations, helping firms to navigate the changing industry landscape. I am looking forward to working with Gerry and the entire Mutual Fund Solutions team to enable Broadridge and its mutual fund clients to continue achieving superior levels of performance through Broadridge's tradition of innovation and client-centricity."
As President of Evergreen Service Company, LLC, Ms. Schooley was responsible for all Transfer Agent functions, including compliance and regulatory oversight, as well as negotiation of contracts. Previously, she held top leadership positions at Pioneer Investment Management Shareholder Services, LLC, PFPC, Inc., Financial Institutions Division, and Putnam Investments. Ms. Schooley began her career at the USAA Investment Management Company.
Ms. Schooley has served on various committees including the Investment Company Institutes' Operations Committee, Broker Dealer Advisory Committee, the Transfer Agent Committee, and multiple NICSA committees. Recently, Ms. Schooley completed her tenure as Chairman of NICSA, and was also named the recipient of the 2009 PricewaterhouseCoopers Award. Ms. Schooley attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and is Series 7, 24, and 63 licensed.
Broadridge's Mutual Fund Solutions Group offers a comprehensive range of services that allow investment companies to effectively communicate with shareholders. Our proprietary on-demand and electronic communication platforms are imbedded in our service offerings for proxy solicitation, proxy mail and tabulation, marketing communications, regulatory prospectus delivery, transactional communications and data management. Our goal is to offer value to investment companies as it relates to their regulatory, transactional and marketing communications needs.