TIAA-CREF names two sales senior directors

Deborah Ulian and Stephane Marguier were named senior directors, asset management business development, at TIAA-CREF, confirmed spokeswoman Abby Aylman Cohen.

Both are new positions as the firm is expanding “out of a desire to strengthen relationships with clients,” Ms. Cohen said in a telephone interview.

Ms. Ulian will be responsible for institutional relationships across western North America, Asia and Australia. Mr. Marguier will focus on Europe and the Middle East, covering TIAA-CREF's private and public equity and fixed-income offerings.

They will both report to John Panagakis, senior managing director and head of asset management business development.

Ms. Ulian will be based in San Francisco; Mr. Marguier, New York.

Ms. Ulian was most recently executive director of UBS Realty Investors. Megan Stinson, UBS spokeswoman, did not immediately have information on her replacement.

Mr. Marguier was director, EMEA sales and marketing, at GE Asset Management. His responsibilities have been assumed by Andrew Kleinig, consultant relations leader for Europe, said spokesman Chris Linehan.