Joanne Hickman joined UBS Global Asset Management, Chicago, as head of consultant relationship management. She indirectly replaces Jeff Smith, who is heading client relationship management, a position held by Debra Boedicker, who left the firm late last year. Ms. Hickman was head of consultant relations at State Street Research & Management Co., Boston. Robyn Tice, a spokeswoman, said Ms. Hickman left the firm because her job was moved to Boston from Chicago. State Street Research is looking for a replacement.