Advanced Equities Financial Corp. hired Keith E. Gregg as president and co-CEO of its independent broker/dealer, First Allied Securities. Gregg, former executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer of Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel, a San Diego-based wealth management firm, will share the co-CEO role with Adam Antoniades, president of Advanced Equities Financial Corp.
John J. Brett joined MetLife to lead sales and investment product management for the company's broker/dealer group. Brett previously was in charge of U.S. Private Client Distribution for BlackRock.
Putnam Investments announced William T. Connolly as head of Global Distribution, a position that was created following the integration of the company's three distribution units. Connolly was previously senior managing director, and head of Putnam Retail Management.
Commissioner Roel C. Campos of the Securities and Exchange Commission will leave the commission this month, and return to the private sector. Campos was appointed by President George W. Bush, and confirmed by the Senate in August 2002.