Sean Murray was named national sales manager for BlackRock’s U.S. and Canada defined contribution group, said Farrell Denby, spokesman.
The position is new. Mr. Murray is in charge of BlackRock’s defined contribution sales force, sales desk and record-keeper platform team, said a news release. He reports to Ralph Haberli, managing director and head of distribution and business development for the U.S. and Canada defined contribution group.
Mr. Murray had been executive vice president in charge of adviser defined contribution sales at Pacific Investment Management Co. Michael Reid, a PIMCO spokesman, said in an e-mail that Mr. Murray has been succeeded by Jamie Bentley, who was a vice president in PIMCO’s retirement team.