Press Release: GW&K Breaks into International Equities with New Manager
8/11/2014
Firm continues institutional expansion by hiring Reid Galas as international equity portfolio manager.

BOSTON, MA - August 11, 2014 - GW&K Investment Management (GW&K), a dynamic investment management firm offering active equity and fixed income investment solutions to meet the needs of a diverse client base, today announced that Reid Galas has joined GW&K as international equity portfolio manager to lead the development of the firm's first international investment portfolio.

Prior to joining GW&K, Galas was vice president of global small cap equities at Deutsche Bank Asset Management in New York. He was also previously a manager with Deloitte Consulting.

Thomas F.X. Powers, partner and co-president of GW&K, said, "We are pleased to welcome Reid to GW&K to develop the firm's first international equity portfolio, marking another important milestone as we continue to strategically expand our institutional business footprint. Reid's investment and research expertise in global stocks will be an excellent complement to an already strong team of domestic equity investment professionals."

In commenting on the new position, Galas said "I'm very happy to be able to join GW&K's highly regarded team at this exciting time. I look forward to leading the firm's efforts as it extends its reach into international stocks, where I see a tremendous amount of investment opportunity."

Galas, a Chartered Financial Analyst, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.

The introduction of an international equity investment strategy will bring GW&K's total portfolio strategy offerings to 16 products across its equity and fixed income products suite. The firm's diverse client base includes corporations, public funds, endowments, foundations, religious organizations, multi-employer/unions, financial institutions, and individuals and families.

 

About GW&K Investment Management
GW&K was founded in 1974 to offer innovative investment solutions consistent with its clients' objectives. The firm first achieved recognition for its municipal bond portfolio management and it remains one of the cornerstones of its investment offerings. Through the years, the firm has successfully introduced a range of equity and taxable bond strategies for individual investors and, more recently, for the institutional space where the firm continues to successfully expand its footprint.

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Bill Blase, Cathy Loos, Sara Minar WT Blase & Associates, Inc.
E-mail: gwkinvest@wtblase.com
Phone: (212) 221-1079



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