Pioneer Investments Names New U.S. Institutional Leader

John (Jack) F. O’Connor has joined Pioneer Investments as Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Institutional, effective April 28, 2008.

According to the company, in this newly created position, O’Connor is responsible for managing Pioneer Investments’ institutional business in the U.S., including Sales, Client Service, Consultant Relations, and related support staff. He leads a group of 11 professionals in Pioneer’s U.S. institutional team, and will coordinate closely with the global institutional organization.

O’Connor has 14 years of experience in the institutional investment business, the announcement said. Prior to joining Pioneer, he was Senior Vice President and Director of North American Sales and Consultant Relations at MFS Investment Management in Boston. Prior to MFS, O’Connor spent two years as Vice President of Marketing and Client Services at Franklin Portfolio Associates in Boston, and previously worked at BankBoston where he was a Vice President in the Asset Management Group and Securities Department Sales.

“Jack brings a wealth of experience to Pioneer Investments and we look forward to his leadership of our institutional team,” Daniel K. Kingsbury, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer Investment Management USA Inc., said in a company announcement.