Mark Bruno, an industry leader with more than 20 years of experience in wealth and asset management, is joining Informa Connect in the newly-created role of Managing Director of Wealth Management.
Before joining Informa, Bruno was managing director at Echelon Partners, a leading investment bank to the rapidly consolidating wealth management industry, where he worked with some of the most significant players while creating targeted research and events for RIAs. Prior to Echelon, Bruno was a managing director and associate publisher at InvestmentNews, and served in numerous leadership positions for more than 10 years. Bruno helped supervise InvestmentNews’ digital, multimedia, research, content strategy and sales units, and in 2019, he was a part of the deal team that sold the platform to Bonhill Group.
At Informa, Bruno will help steer the organization’s media and event properties as it re-imagines face-to-face and digital events, and bring a deep focus on financial advvisors to the programs.
“Mark has a truly unique blend of subject matter expertise, relationships and leadership skills, along with a proven track record as an innovator and connector in the wealth management media market,” Julian Kirby, managing director, Global Finance for Informa Connect, said in a statement.
Bruno said he welcomed the opportunity to join Informa Connect to focus on its media and event properties (which includes WealthManagement.com, Inside ETFs and Inside WealthStack). He said he shared Informa’s vision for informing financial advisors and creating connections for those in the wealth management industry.
“Informa has an unmatched and incredibly engaged community of wealth managers through its media and event business,” he said. “I look forward to building on their success and momentum, while helping more financial advisors to strategically grow their businesses, design innovative investment portfolios and deliver the ultimate client experience.”
Bruno joins Informa Connect as the industry’s event landscape adjusts to a potential post-COVID-19 environment. Informa Connect CEO Andrew Mullins said the pandemic had enabled the organization to “review, analyse and reset” the goals and ambitions it had for its brands and customers.
“We now know we have a unique opportunity to blend the physical with the digital to provide new and innovative, unparalleled and unrivaled product and service offerings for our customers in the wealth space,” he said. “That is our bold ambition and as such, it is critical that we have a leader of our wealth portfolio who can credibly make this happen. We are thrilled Mark will lead our efforts and have high expectations for what we can achieve together for our customers.”