Daniel Dart has joined Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) as chief operating officer of the Americas third-party retail. Dart will oversee efforts to expand the firm's retail distribution through broker/dealers, registered investment advisers, insurance companies and banks.

Dart's position is new at MLIM and completes its three-part distribution strategy, according to the firm. Dart will report to Mary Taylor, head of MLIM Americas.

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