BlueBay names new global business development chief

Erich Gerth was named partner and global head of business development at BlueBay Asset Management, effective Dec. 1, a BlueBay spokeswoman confirmed.

Mr. Gerth replaces Alberto Francioni, partner and global head of sales at BlueBay, who died June 24 in a road accident.

Mr. Gerth was CEO of Asia Pacific and global business development at Aviva Investors. Patrick O'Brien, CEO of North America at Aviva Investors, will add the Asia Pacific CEO duties; the global business development role will not be replaced, Aviva Investors spokeswoman Angela Warburton said.