John Forsythe brings more than 25 years of product development, distribution, and strategic leadership to his role at Barrington Partners. Most recently, he was the Director of Product Development & Chief Global Portfolio Strategist at BrightSphere Investment Group (BSIG) in Boston, one of the original multi-boutique asset management firms. While at BSIG, John partnered with senior affiliate leadership to develop mid and long-term strategic product and business plans, oversaw the development and execution of organic growth initiatives, and evaluated talent for acquisitions and lift-outs. John also managed BSIG’s seed and co-investment portfolio and over his 15 years with the firm, he underwrote and launched more than 75 distinct investment strategies spanning a variety of channels, geographies, and asset classes.
Prior to BSIG, John was part of the Product Management team at Wellington Management Company. There he was responsible for analyzing investment strategies, supporting global distribution and for the development and commercialization of new investment products. Early in his career, John held analytical and client service positions at Fidelity, Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo and State Street Bank.
John is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (BA in Finance) and Bentley College (MS in Finance). He was awarded his CFA Charter in 2002.