RED BANK, N.J. (HedgeWorld.com)–Gartmore Riverview LLC hired Jo Ann Di Dario as chief operating officer.

Ms. Di Dario will play a key role in guiding Gartmore Riverview, the U.S. fund of funds affiliate of Conshohocken, Pa.-based Gartmore Global Investments, as it expands its assets under management, John Gallagher, Gartmore Riverview’s managing director, said in a statement.

“Jo Ann will play an important role in supporting our growth and success in the global market for alternative investments,” Mr. Gallagher said.

Previously Ms. Di Dario consulted for Derivatives Portfolio Management LLC, Somerset, N.J., on back office, accounting and administrative issues. She also helped establish, and served as managing director of DPM’s United Kingdom subsidiary, DPM Europe Ltd., London, according to a statement from Gartmore Riverview.

Ms. Di Dario returned to the United States in September, and was replaced in London by Alan Tooker.

Officials at Gartmore Riverview did not return calls seeking comment by press time.

Gartmore Global Investments is the U.S. operating arm of Gartmore Group, which is the asset management unit of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., Columbus, Ohio. Gartmore Global, along with other Gartmore Group affiliates in the U.S., manage US$37 billion in assets.

CClair@HedgeWorld.com