Troy Thornton

Troy Thornton

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Troy Thornton is Managing Director and Head of Americas Retail Client Business at Goldman Sachs. He is responsible for overseeing the retail distribution efforts in the Americas for the firm's Asset Management Division. Troy oversees the internal and external wholesalers, key accounts group, platform development, the business strategy team, as well as the alternatives and product strategy teams. He is also responsible for the broker-dealer sales effort, including teams of divisional sales managers, wholesalers and key accounts in the investment consulting group, as well as wholesalers on insurance, independent regional and bank broker-dealer sales teams. Previously, he held various management positions in US Third Party Distribution and US Institutional Distribution, including co-head of the Public Funds Group and head of Registered Investment Advisor Distribution. Prior to joining the firm, Troy spent five years in asset management distribution for Federated Investors and Bankers Trust Global Investors.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • He was an Associate Vice President for Bankers Trust and a Marketing Representative with Federated Investors.

  • In 2020, Troy was awarded with the Money Management Institute Leadership Award.

  • At MMI, he is instrumental in the launch of MMI's Social Justice Initiative Impacting Change, a project addressing social challenges with financial education, talent development and workplace culture.

Troy Thornton's Affiliations

  • Investment Management Education Alliance

  • Member, Mutual Fund Education Alliance

  • Board Member, The Gateway Foundation

  • Board of Governors/Chair Elect, Money Management Institute

  • Sales and Marketing Committee, Investment Company Institute

  • Chair, Pennsylvania State University Educational Equity Program