MUFG Investor Services Names Kirschner Global Head of Client Relationship Development

May 23 2016 | 11:02pm ET

Global asset servicing specialist MUFG Investor Services has appointed former Blackrock executive McAllister Kirschner as global head of client relationship management.

Kirschner will be responsible for deepening relationships with existing clients across MUFG Investor Services’ alternative asset servicing platform, according to a statement. He will work in close partnership with client managers to develop client strategy and ensure continued client satisfaction throughout the investment lifecycle. He will be based in New York and report to John Sergides, the company’s global head of business development & marketing.

Prior to joining MUFG, Kirschner was a managing director in Blackrock’s Global Fund Services business, overseeing operational teams responsible for shareholder servicing, fund administration and trade operations. He joined BlackRock in 2007 following the acquisition of the fund of funds business of Quellos Group, where he served as an associate director focusing on client relations.

The announcement is the latest hire for MUFG as the firm strengthens its executive team. The company recently recruited Mark Catalano from Atlas Fund Services, Michael McCabe from BNY Mellon’s Alternative Investment Services business and Daniel Trentacosta from Och-Ziff Capital Management Group.

“Mac’s extensive experience in managing operations and client relationships in the alternative investment industry is a huge asset to our business,” said Sergides in the statement. “His appointment is another important step in our strategy to grow organically and continue to provide high-quality asset servicing solutions to our clients.”

MUFG Investor Services is the global asset-servicing arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, one of the largest banks in the world with $2.4 trillion in assets. The firm provides a range of solutions from fund administration, middle-office outsourcing, custody, foreign exchange, fund of hedge fund financing, trustee services and depository to securities lending and other banking services to more than 2,400 funds across all investment strategies, asset types and fund structures.

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