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FTB Advisors Portfolio Management Team is both experienced and credentialed within the industry.

Learn more by clicking on a committee member below.

Karen Kruse

KAREN KRUSE
CFP®, CRC®

President,
Advisory Services

901-818-6255

E-mail Karen

Ward McBee

WARD MCBEE
CRC®

Vice President,
Advisory Services

901-818-6072

E-mail Ward

Matt Kinght

MATT KNIGHT
CFP®, CIMA, ChFC®

Vice President,
Financial Advisor

615-734-6265

E-mail Matt

Gerald Laurain

GERALD LAURAIN
CFA, CRC®

Chief Investment Officer

901-818-6272

E-mail Gerald

Alan Ferguson

ALAN FERGUSON
CFP®

Vice President,
Porfolio Manager

901-681-2345

E-mail Alan

Robert A. Brimer

ROBERT A. BRIMER
CFP®, CTFA

Vice President,
Porfolio Manager

865-971-2619

E-mail Robert


The Role of the Portfolio Management Team
The members of the Portfolio Management Team are responsible for developing and overseeing our investment philosophy and processes. This includes articulating our approach to asset class and management style diversification, the design and development of investment policy statements, and the formulation of capital markets assumptions. In addition, the Team creates risk-based model portfolios, oversees advisor-managed models, and evaluates, selects and monitors a variety of investments utilized in our portfolios. 

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FTB Advisors is the trade name for wealth management products and services provided by First Tennessee Bank National Association (“FTB”) and its affiliates. Financial planning and trust services provided by FTB. Investment management services, investments and annuities available through FTB Advisors, Inc., member FINRA, SIPC, and a subsidiary of FTB. Arkansas License # 416584. Insurance products available through FTB Advisors Insurance Services, Inc. (”FTBIS”), a subsidiary of FTB. Arkansas License # 247414. In some states, insurance products and annuities are provided by First Horizon Insurance Services, Inc. (“FHIS”), a Tennessee corporation, and a subsidiary of FTB. The principal place of business of FHIS is 165 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38103. California License # OD12174. FTBIS, FTB Advisors, Inc., and FHIS may transact insurance business or offer annuities only in states where they are licensed or where they are exempted or excluded from state insurance licensing requirements. FTB Advisors does not offer tax or legal advice. You should consult your personal tax and/or legal advisor concerning your individual situation.

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