Ian Burton was named director and head of U.K. consultant relations at AllianceBernstein, confirmed spokesman Mark Atkinson.
The position is new.
Mr. Burton will report to Richard Haxe, senior managing director and head of EMEA institutional and retail distribution and client service; both are based in London.
Mr. Burton was formerly vice president and head of U.K. consultant relations at Pioneer Investments. Coverage of global consulting firms has been moved to a Boston team led by William Porter, director of consultant relations. Pioneer is searching for a consultant relations director in London, a similar role to head of U.K. consultant relations, spokeswoman Shwetha Reddy said in an e-mail response to questions.