Turner Investments is pleased to announce two promotions within its trading group. Michelle McKeown has been named director of equity trading and Chris Swanson has been promoted to equity trader.
In her new, expanded role, Michelle McKeown, who has worked for Turner for over 16 years, directs and executes overall trade functions for the firm. She reports to Robert Turner, chairman and chief executive officer.
Ms. McKeown joined Turner in 1999 as a program trader. She was initially promoted to manager of program trading, then elevated to equity trading associate and most recently served in the role of senior equity trader. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. McKeown was an assistant trader at Meridian Investments and a client communications specialist for CoreStates Asset Management.
She earned her degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 1995.
“We are fortunate to have these talented and dedicated professionals managing our trading efforts,” said Mr. Turner. “Michelle and Chris make a great team and their combined expertise will serve them and the firm very well as they embrace their new roles and enhanced responsibilities.”
Christopher Swanson has assumed responsibility for executing trades authorized by Turner’s portfolio managers. He continues to report to Ms. McKeown, director of equity trading, who provides daily oversight and guidance.
Mr. Swanson began his tenure with Turner as a student in the firm’s co-op program. He was hired for a full-time position in 2013 as an operations coordinator. In 2014 he answered a need in the firm’s finance area and served as a staff accountant until 2015 when he became an assistant trader.
He is a fellow graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, having earned his degree in 2013.