Ray Dutcher was named director of U.S. institutional client services at Pioneer Investments. It is a new position, according to a spokeswoman. Mr. Dutcher will lead a team responsible for client reporting, RFP and general client servicing. Mr. Dutcher was senior vice president of client services at MFS Institutional Advisors; a spokesman there said Mr. Dutcher left at the end of 2006 and his duties were assumed by others in the department.
Separately, Michael De Feo was named senior consultant relations manager at Pioneer, also a new position. Mr. De Feo was vice president in Pioneers strategic alliances group. He was replaced by Paul Mahan.