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New Hire Roundup: SEC Names Grim Director of Investment Management

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This week in personnel announcements and new hires, the SEC named David Grim director of the division of investment management; Dino Falaschetti was named chief economist for the House Financial Services Committee; and Merrill Lynch created a retirement investment and income team.

Also, Fidelity Charitable made three appointments, and Kitty Pierce joined OneSource Retirement Advisors.

Merrill Lynch Creates Retirement Income and Investment Team

Merrill Lynch has announced the creation of a retirement income and investment team, led by Kirstin Hill. She will report to David Tyrie, head of retirement and personal wealth solutions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

In addition, Kim Kasin’s role as head of financial guidance services is being expanded to include executive services and reserve shares.

— Read more: Merrill Boosts Retirement Focus, Promotes 2 Managers.

SEC Names Grim to Head IM Division

The SEC has announced that David Grim has been named director of the division of investment management. Grim has been acting director of the division since the departure of Norm Champ, its previous director, in February.

Grim joined the SEC in September 1995 as a staff attorney in the division’s office of investment company regulation. In January 1998, he moved to the division’s office of chief counsel and was named assistant chief counsel in September 2007. He was appointed as deputy director of the division in January 2013.

Mercatus Fellow Named Chief Economist for House Financial Services

Dr. Dino Falaschetti has been named chief economist for the House Financial Services Committee. He will join the committee in June, replacing J. W. Verret, senior scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Falaschetti is senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center. Prior to joining, he served on the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers. In addition, he taught as an endowed and tenured professor of law, economics and finance at Florida State University, Montana State University and Seattle University.

Fidelity Charitable Names Three

Fidelity Charitable has announced that Amy Grossman has joined as West Coast vice president for the complex asset group, based in San Francisco, and Elaine Martyn has joined as vice president of the private donor group, based in Cary, North Carolina. In addition, Jonathan Batista has been promoted to vice president and charitable planning consultant, based in Newport Beach, California, and supporting California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.

A former practicing corporate and securities attorney, Grossman joins from Credit Suisse, where she spent 15 years and was most recently a managing director in the private banking U.S.A. group. Martyn brings 15 years of nonprofit experience. Most recently, she was vice president of development for the Global Fund for Women in San Francisco.

Pierce Joins OneSource

OneSource Retirement Advisors has announced that Kitty Pierce has joined in a financial advisory role.

Previously, Pierce operated her own marketing businesses, served as marketing vice president for PatientPoint and was creative director for several consumer magazines.

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