Chris Turchansky New ATB Investor Services President

EDMONTON, March 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Chris Turchansky has been named the new President of ATB Investor Services. Turchansky moves into the president's role after serving the organization for 10 years in various positions, most recently leading the Private Counsel, Solutions and Mass Market teams.

"In my 10 years with ATB Investor Services, I've had a chance to work with some amazing people who shared the outrageous belief we could be different than other wealth management firms and make a positive impact in the lives of our clients," says Turchansky.

"The opportunity to lead the team during our next chapter is extremely exciting."

ATB Investor Services is the wealth management area of expertise in ATB Financial, the largest Alberta-based financial institution. ATB Investor Services' subsidiaries, ATB Securities Inc. and ATB Investment Management Inc., manage over $13 billion in assets across 242 Alberta communities. This past November, ATB Investment Management Inc., fund manager of the Compass Portfolio Series, was awarded its third consecutive prestigious Lipper Fund Award in the category of Best Mixed Asset Fund Group.

ATB Financial President & CEO Dave Mowat was pleased that a wide search for a new ATB Investor Services leader ended at home.

"On top of his expertise in the wealth management business, Chris is just a great guy, quick to laugh, ready to share a story or two, and has a deep connection to his small town Alberta roots," says Mowat of the Devon-raised Turchansky.

"I have every confidence Chris and his team will meet their goal of becoming the number one wealth management firm for Albertans."

Turchansky's credentials include a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, an MBA from Athabasca University and Certified Financial Analyst and Accredited Investment Fiduciary designations. He has 18 years of experience in wealth management.

ATB Investment Management Inc. ("ATBIM") manages the Compass Portfolio Series. ATBIM and ATB Securities Inc. ("ATBSI") are wholly owned subsidiaries of ATB Financial and operate under the trade name ATB Investor Services. ATBIM and ATBSI are licensed users of the registered trademarks for ATB Investor Services. Mutual Funds are not insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, nor guaranteed by ATB Investment Management Inc., ATB Securities Inc., ATB Financial, the province of Alberta, any other government or any government agency. 

Mutual fund values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.  Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing.  

ATB Financial, ATBIM and ATBSI do not accept any liability whatsoever for any losses arising from the use of any information contained herein.  This is not, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any investment.

SOURCE ATB Financial

For further information: Barry Strader, Corporate Reporter, ATB Financial, Cell: (780) 886-4398, Office: (780) 495-1343, Email: bstrader@atb.com

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