MFS Investment Management has announced the hiring of Eric M. Figueroa, CIMA, as an associate director and wholesaler for MFS International Ltd. (MIL). Based in Miami, Florida, he will be responsible for the sale of MFS Meridian Funds, working with advisors across all channels, including family offices, independents, banks and wirehouse firms. His coverage area includes the southeastern United States, the Caribbean and Central America.
"Eric brings tremendous experience to this role, having worked previously as a private banker in the region. He understands the role the financial advisor plays in helping clients achieve their long-term goals and the value an investment manager must bring to the equation," said L. Jose Corena, managing director – Americas for MFS. "His depth of perspective as a former client in the sales process will be invaluable as we continue to grow our presence across these key regions."
Figueroa will report to Corena. He will work closely with members of MFS' sales and client service teams, partnering and coordinating sales coverage and support for the southeastern United States, Caribbean and Central American regions with senior team member Paul Brito, CIMA, regional director, and Natalia Rodriguez, senior internal sales representative.
Figueroa joins MFS from Itau International Securities, where he worked as a financial advisor in private banking for three years. He previously worked for HSBC for ten years, most recently as a financial advisor. He began his career in financial services with HSBC in 2003. He earned a bachelor's degree in international finance and marketing from the University of Miami and attended the executive education program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Figueroa holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation from the Investment Management Consultants Association. He also holds the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 and the Florida Life Health Variable Annuity licenses.