The DI Wire Q&A with SC Distributors President Pat Miller
July 7, 2017 | The DI Wire
The DI Wire sat down with SC Distributors president Pat Miller to discuss the company, his background in the direct investment space, and the new regulatory landscape.
Can you briefly share a bit about your background and history within the direct investment industry?
Prior to entering the DPP space, I was fortunate to be able to “grow up” in the distribution business with a number of first-class asset management organizations such as American Funds, Fidelity Investments and AXA / Equitable. These experiences provided an opportunity to build on many of the best practices from a much larger, more established segment of the distribution business to what was quickly evolving into an exciting new area focused on giving financial advisors and their clients much-needed access to alternative asset classes and emerging investment managers.
I have been using Blue Vault Partners for the past five years. I have found them to be a valuable, unbiased resource when it comes to evaluating and comparing non-traded REITs. The reports help me analyze which sponsors are doing a responsible job of managing their offerings. This allows me to limit my REIT recommendations to only the most competitive products, and then track those REITs throughout their life cycle.