Gareth Davies was appointed head of client relationship management at Hermes Investment Management, said a spokeswoman for the firm.
The position is new; Mr. Davies will be based in London.
He will report to Mark Miller, head of U.K. and Middle East, North Africa institutional. Mr. Davies will manage the client relationships management team at the £24.1 billion ($35.2 billion) money manager, responsible for client service for the firm’s third-party relationships across investment teams, geographies and distribution channels.
Mr. Davies will also lead the development of a new client relationships and service model for Hermes.
“(Mr. Davies’) experience and reputation in client relationship management reinforces our commitment to putting clients at the center of our business,” said Mr. Miller in a news release. “Moreover, it highlights our commitment to delivering best in class relationship management to our growing client base.”
Mr. Davies was a managing director at BlackRock Investment Management, responsible for relationships with some of the firm’s largest U.K. pension fund clients, said the release. It could not be learned by press time if he was being replaced.