RealBlocks appoints Head of Alternative Investment Product Solutions

RealBlocks, an alternative investments platform that enables global distribution capabilities for fund managers, has appointed Seth Stuart as Head of Alternative Investment Product Solutions. 

Stuart joins RealBlocks with more than 20 years of experience working in different capabilities from marketing to product development within the asset and wealth management industry, most recently at TD Ameritrade (a subsidiary of Charles Schwab) where he was responsible for the Alternative Investment Product Solutions practice. 

“As a true investment product manager with deep experience developing and managing alternative investment product solutions, we are incredibly excited to have Seth join RealBlocks amid our rapid expansion,” says Perrin Quarshie, CEO of RealBlocks. “With the alternative investment market continuing to experience unprecedented growth, Seth’s expertise leading the development of alternative investment and fintech product solutions will be instrumental in building a better alternative for investing in private markets.”

Stuart will be focused on technology and investment product management for the RealBlocks alternative investment product portfolio. He will help develop and oversee the full product life cycle of investment solutions including building, designing, selecting, on-boarding, core positioning and marketing. He will work closely with Scott Brooks, Chief Operating Officer and Michael Hanus, Senior Managing Director of Distribution.

Stuart joined RealBlocks from TD Ameritrade where he was responsible for Alternative Investment and Managed Account Product Solutions and helped re-launch and grow TD Ameritrade’s managed account solutions to over USD100 billion AUM/AUA. Prior to his time at TD Ameritrade, Stuart worked as a senior consultant to Prudential Financial Annuities where he helped design the investment story and overall investment marketing strategy. Stuart was also a significant member of the award-winning value-added marketing solutions team at Legg Mason (a subsidiary of Franklin Templeton). He previously also worked at Morgan Stanley Consulting Group as a senior investment management research analyst and for MetLife where he provided investment advisory solutions for the private banking and investment management platforms. Earlier in his career, Stuart worked at Avatar Associates; a then leading first generation managed account SMA money manager and began his career at BNY Mellon/Dreyfus working within investor relations.

“With the alternative investments industry now positioned for tremendous growth, I am delighted to join RealBlocks, a firm that is revolutionising the way alternative investments are offered,” says Stuart. “I am eager to embark upon the firm’s mission to build a better alternative investment experience for wealth managers and investors.”

Stuart holds a BS in Political Science and History from the State University of New York College at Brockport. He is SIE, Series 7, Series 63, and Series 66 certified.