Christopher A. Alders joined RCM as director, head of corporate and endowment and foundation sales, said spokeswoman Jennifer Callahan. It is a new position created as part of an initiative to expand RCM's sales force; she would not comment further on the number of planned hires. Mr. Alder will report to T.J. Deutz, chief marketing officer. RCM has $113.3 billion in assets under management. Mr. Alder was senior vice president and co-head of the client advisory team at State Street Research, which was acquired by BlackRock Jan. 31. BlackRock spokesman Brian Beades said the firm does not comment on personnel matters.