Barclays’ Funds and Advisory unit adds distribution executive

Carl Gilchrist was named managing director in Barclays' Funds and Advisory money management business, confirmed Neal J. Howe, managing director and head of strategy distribution-Americas.

It is a new position.

Mr. Gilchrist is based in San Francisco. He reports to Mr. Howe and is responsible for West Coast distribution and relationship management.

Mr. Gilchrist was managing director and client relationship officer at BlackRock (BLK) and held the same position at Barclays Global Investors, which BlackRock acquired in 2009. Spokeswoman Christine Hudacko did not return a phone call by press time.