John Feely was named head of U.S. consultant relations at Hermes Fund Managers in Boston, the company announced.
The position is new.
In a news release, Saker Nusseibeh, Hermes' head of investments, called the hiring of Mr. Feely an important step in building up Hermes' third-party business in the U.S.
Mr. Feely was Fortis Investments' director of U.S. consultant relations. A Fortis spokeswoman didn't return calls seeking comment.