Nvest Funds of Boston has named Robert J. Dufresne vice president of product management and development. Dufresne will be responsible for all new product development. Dufresne was formerly the vice president of product management and development for Evergreen Funds of New York where he was responsible for developing the management strategy of more than 70 mutual funds.

Fund analysis website MAXFunds.com of Ann Arbor, Mich., has named Jim Atkinson, the former managing director of Investec Asset Management of London, as its new president.

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