Lord Abbett has appointed James ‘Doc’ Savage as director of public fund marketing, the firm announced today. The newly created position was added as part of an overall initiative to expand the firm’s institutional investment business, the company said.

Savage comes to Lord Abbott from Merrill Lynch where he served as VP of marketing for the firm’s institutional investment arm. Savage had been a member of the New York Police Department for 30 years, where he held positions including chairman of the $18 billion NYC Police Pension Fund and president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.

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