Blair Pickerell was named managing director and head of Morgan Stanley Investment Management Asia. The position was created earlier this year when Morgan Stanley divided oversight of its non-U.S. investment management business into separate Asian and Europe-Middle East-Africa positions, said spokeswoman Erica Platt. James Dilworth, who was hired last month, will run its EMEA business. Mr. Pickerell will be based in Hong Kong. Mr. Pickerell was CEO of HSBC Investments in Asia. Jon Ryan, HSBC spokesman, was not immediately available to provide details on Mr. Pickerells replacement.