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Behringer Taps James J. Ryan as Head of National Accounts

DALLAS, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Behringer announced today that James J. (Jim) Ryan has been appointed as the company's head of national accounts. Mr. Ryan brings to this role more than 30 years of broad experience in sales, asset management and client development. He is responsible for leading the national accounts initiatives of the company's expanding platform of investment offerings. Accomplished in strategic planning and analysis, business-to-business development, and securities, Mr. Ryan has developed long-standing relationships and successful practices across all distribution channels and business platforms including mutual funds, retirement solutions and separately managed accounts.

"Jim and I have worked together for many years, going back to our days at Van Kampen and Morgan Stanley," said Frank Muller, CEO of Behringer Securities and head of distribution for Behringer. "I have first-hand knowledge of Jim's exceptional expertise in investment platforms and multi-channel distribution, and the breadth of his established relationships among broker-dealers is outstanding. I have confidence in Jim's strong, seasoned leadership. He will help us continue to demonstrate to the marketplace that Behringer is building its platform with world-class investment managers who are dedicated to specialized investment opportunities that help investors increase diversification within their portfolios."

Before joining Behringer, Mr. Ryan spent more than three years, from 2010 to 2013, as managing director and national accounts director in the RIA and independent channels for Invesco, Ltd. In this role, he directed channel sales and distribution strategies for leading firms including Charles Schwab, Fidelity, Raymond James, TD Ameritrade, and AIG Advisor Group. Before that, Ryan served for 14 years as managing director and director of national accounts at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. In this position, he directed and established one of the largest distribution footprints in the industry, which included relationships across all distribution channels representing more than 3,000 selling agreements. From 1982 to 1996, Mr. Ryan was senior vice president of national accounts at Van Kampen Investments.

Mr. Ryan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University and holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 securities licenses.

About Behringer
Behringer creates, manages and distributes specialized investments through a multimanager approach that presents unique options for allocating capital, managing risk and diversifying assets. Investments sponsored and managed by the Behringer group of companies have invested into more than $11 billion in assets. For more information, call toll-free 866.655.3600 or visit behringerinvestments.com.

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