Parker Johnson was named managing director, sales and marketing at Ramius, said company spokeswoman Carissa Felger.
The position is new. Mr. Johnson will manage institutional relationships, with a focus on alternative solutions, such as portfolio completion, optimization and hedging.
Mr. Johnson was a managing director at Arden Asset Management focused on North American institutional sales. Jonathan Gasthalter, a spokesman for Arden, said his duties are being assumed by other members of the team.
Ramius had $12.5 billion in assets under management as of Jan. 1.