Brian M. Bader was named senior vice president, client service and marketing at Axiom Investors, said Kurt A. Polk, chief operating officer and head of global distribution.
The position is new.
Mr. Bader will be a partner at the firm, responsible for expanding relationships with financial institutions, which currently represent more than 18% of Axiom Investors' client base. He will report to Mr. Polk.
Mr. Bader was head of sales at Rainier Investment Management. A Rainier spokesman confirmed his departure but declined to comment on a replacement.
Axiom has about $9.5 billion in assets under management.