Gail Eisenkraft was named director of marketing at Evergreen Investments, said spokeswoman Laura Fay. The position is new. Ms. Eisenkraft was first vice president of marketing strategy with Merrill Lynch's global private client group. Erik Hendrickson, spokesman for the Merrill Lynch unit, couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
Gideon Berger, managing director at Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, was named head of the firm's hedge fund-of-funds business in Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim, said J. Tomilson Hill, Blackstone Alternative president and CEO. The position is new, Mr. Berger will be based in the firm's London office.
Scott Grimberg was named managing director and head of global fixed income and emerging markets at BNY Asset Management, and Ronald Lagnado, managing director and head of fixed income quantitative strategies. Messrs. Grimberg and Lagnado, who were both senior portfolio managers at Nuveen Investments, joined BNY Asset Management to expand the firms' overall fixed-income and currency investment strategies, Mr. Grimberg said in an interview. They will oversee two new strategies - global fixed income and global portable alpha - designed for institutional investors and private clients. Both strategies will use a combined fundamental and quantitative investment approach, said Mr. Grimberg. Messrs. Grimberg and Lagnado co-managed several funds at Nuveen, including the firm's Global Income and Currency Fund. Chris Allen, spokesman at Nuveen, did not return a call seeking details on their replacements.
Jack Lin was named managing director for Franklin Templeton's Asia operations, confirmed spokesman Bill Weeks. It is a new position. Mr. Lin, who has been the CEO of Franklin Templeton Sealand, Franklin's Chinese joint venture fund company, will now move to the institutional business and report to William Yun, president of Franklin Templeton Institutional. Mr. Lin will be based in Hong Kong. Michael Lin, no relation, will replace Jack Lin as the CEO of Franklin Templeton Sealand, confirmed Mr. Weeks.
Glenn Stevens was hired as a managing director at the Gerson Group, an executive recruiting firm to the financial services industry, said Russ Gerson, chief executive. Mr. Stevens will be in charge of the firm's new London office and will oversee executive searches for asset management and investment banking firms. Mr. Stevens was chief executive officer of Nobok Inc., a sports media firm.