Brian Murdock next year will become COO for the Americas at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, replacing Mary Taylor, who retires in February. Mr. Murdock was CIO for Merrill Lynch Europe Middle East Africa Pacific and global head of fixed income and alternative investments.
Peter Gibbs will be CIO for EMEA Pacific and will head fixed income, with the new title of global CIO. Mr. Gibbs remains head of EMEA Pacific.
Brian Fullerton will remain CIO for MLIM Americas and will replace Mr. Murdock as head of alternative investments, with the new title of global CIO for that asset class. Mr. Fullerton also remains head of global risk and performance management.
Rob Fairbairn, COO of Merrill Lynch EMEA, next year will become COO of EMEA Pacific when Merrill Lynch Investment combines its Pacific and EMEA regional divisions. Mr. Fairbairn will join MLIMs executive committee.