BlackRock, based in New York City, tapped Russ Koesterich as global chief investment strategist to lead its newly created Global iShares Investment Strategy Group. Koesterich has been in BlackRock's Scientific Active Equity Group since 2005, and in 2008, he published The ETF Strategist, a white paper on using ETFs to manage risk and return within a portfolio,


Robert P. Mulligan has joined Mirae Asset Global Investments as a senior vice president and U.S. strategic relationship manager, a newly created role. Previously, Mulligan was director of national accounts at GE Asset Management, where he served the intermediary market. Korea-based Mirae has also hired Matthew J. Brancato, Peter Corritori and Jennifer M. Fuentes as emerging- market specialists.


RBC Wealth Management of Toronto, a division of Royal Bank of Canada, has named Catie Tobin as head of the division's correspondent and advisor services channels. Tobin, now head of business development, replaces Mike Kavanaugh, who is retiring.


Joanne Frawley has joined Denver-based wealthTouch as a director of portfolio reporting products. Frawley joined wealthTouch from Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, where she was a vice president in charge of performance and client reporting.