Pioneer Makes Two Institutional Side Appointments

Pioneer Investments has appointed Ray Dutcher, formerly of MFS Institutional Advisors, as Director of its U.S. Institutional Client Service operation.

He will lead a team responsible for client reporting, request for proposals, and general client servicing matters, according to a news release.

Dutcher had a 13-year career at MFS, where he most recently held a position as senior vice president of client service for the company’s institutional advisory business. Prior to MFS, he held several sales positions at The Prudential Group Insurance Department, including director of group sales.

Pioneer also appointed Michael De Feo as Senior Consultant Relations Manager. He will be responsible for promoting Pioneer’s institutional capabilities within the consultant community.

De Feo previously served as a vice president in Pioneer’s Strategic Alliances Group, where he was responsible for developing and managing relationships with major business partners of Pioneer Investments.

Prior to joining Pioneer, he was vice president of new business development at BISYS Retirement Services, and earlier in his career, he directed institutional sales at Citizens Securities, Inc., Reserve Management Co., Inc. and Scudder Kemper Investments.