Mackenzie Institutional adds global consultant relations executive

Susan Small was named senior vice president, global consultant relations, at Mackenzie Institutional, confirmed Gary A. Wing, executive vice president.

It is a new position.

Ms. Small is based in Chicago and will oversee the Canadian money manager's consultant relations efforts worldwide. Her hire coincides with Mackenzie's establishment of a U.S. presence. Mr. Wing said Mackenzie is also looking to hire more people for distribution. The U.S. expansion is part of the firm's five-year plan, which also includes creating a presence in the Asia-Pacific region, Mr. Wing said in a telephone interview.

Ms. Small's hire represents a “big step forward” for the company, Mr. Wing said.

Ms. Small was partner, managing director, head of sales and marketing, at now-closed hedge funds-of-funds firm Cadogan Management.