Janeen France joins Fusion bringing nearly 15 years of strategic business leadership experience in the financial services industry. Ms. France is responsible for all business operations, people and relationships in the Corporate Strategy** division and will support the firm’s RIA services division with her expertise in investment and platform solutions.

Ms. France joined Fusion from HighTower Advisors in New York where she was the Head of Business Management for the Global Investment Solutions (GIS) department responsible for overseeing third-party product and platform relationships, retirement and corporate services, trust services, insurance, and FI trading and sales. In 2016, Ms. France and the GIS team built out of the firm’s new business line, RIA Acquisitions, to expand HighTower’s brand beyond the traditional wirehouse breakaway model and onboard independent RIAs to the existing full-scale platform. In 2017, Ms. France became responsible for the RIA business channel, leading relationship management and advisor growth.

Prior to HighTower, Ms. France held a number of roles at J.P. Morgan in both their Private Bank and Chase Wealth Management divisions. She oversaw the Investment Product Strategy for Managed Products working closely with executive leadership, portfolio construction, and portfolio managers to bring timely investment ideas to the advisors and their end clients. In addition to delivering new products, Ms. France was dedicated to improving the advisor and client experience and championed several strategic initiatives at the firm. She redesigned the discretionary investment process and platform through a large-scale reengineering and change management initiative, built a global front office training team, and ensured the business remained aligned with regulatory and industry standards.

Ms. France graduated cum laude from the University of Delaware, where she started a public speaking program in the Communications Department. She started her career as a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial. She is an avid public speaker, enjoys traveling, anything outdoors, and looks forward to relocating to Southern California.

**The launch of the new division was due to Fusion’s leadership having recognized a demand, from companies throughout wealth management, that are interested in attracting and growing their advisor community. This new division will focus on assisting corporations interested in exploring the RIA channel or reviving RIA ambitions that had been set aside.

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