Carolyn Patton was named director of global consultant relations at Janus Capital Group, said spokesman Blair Johnson. It is a new position. Ms. Patton reports to John Zimmerman, head of Janus Institutional Asset Management. She was a managing director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management in London, where she led the company's European consultant relations team. Ms. Patton has not been replaced, and her responsibilities are currently shared by other members of the consultant relations team, said Morgan Stanley spokesman Chad Peterson. Janus and its subsidiaries managed $25 billion in worldwide institutional assets as of Dec. 31.
Brian R. Feurtado was hired as a director and G. Patrick Fox as a vice president in the account management group at BlackRock, said spokesman Brian Beades. Both positions, focused on developing and maintaining relationships with BlackRock's wealth management clients, are new. Mr. Feurtado was a vice president and client adviser in the New York office of Offit Hall Capital Management, an adviser to high-net-worth investors; Managing Director Ned S. Offit said the firm has no plans to replace Mr. Feurtado, whom he called a "fine professional." Mr. Fox was a vice president and senior portfolio manager at JPMorgan Private Bank; spokesman Darren O'Duyoye said his duties will be assumed by Doug Dooley, managing director and head of the third-party manager selection team.
Mark Wiseman and Ron Lepin were promoted to vice presidents of the C$85 billion (US$69.5) Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Toronto, and Rosemarie McClean was promoted to senior vice president, said Lee Fullerton, spokeswoman. Messrs. Wiseman and Lepin were directors of the fund, and Ms. McClean was a vice president. All three will retain their former duties. Mr. Wiseman is responsible for private equity, Mr. Lepin invests in infrastructure and Ms. McClean is in member services.