Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) has named Jerry Miller chief operating officer of MLIM Americas Retail, according to an internal memo. Miller replaces Dennis Reens, who had been serving as interim COO since April.

Reens was named interim COO after Paul Galietto was appointed to COO for the securities services division of Global Markets and Investment Banking (GMI) at Merrill. Reens, who served as deputy head of retail operations for MLIM Americas before being named interim COO, will become head of core proprietary retail sales, and will report to Miller.

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