Neuberger Berman Group has appointed Brendan Gill as a senior vice president and head of national accounts in the firm’s Advisor Solutions Group, effective Aug. 30.

In his new position, Gill leads a five-person relationship management team for all wirehouse and independent broker dealers and will have primary responsibility for the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney relationship. Gill reports to Jason Ainsworth, managing director and head of Neuberger Berman’s Advisor Solutions Group.

Before joining Neuberger Berman, he served as director of national accounts at MFS Investment Management since July 2008. In that post, he managed key broker dealer relationships, including Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, UBS, LPL, and Raymond James, and served as global relationship leader for the MSSB and UBS accounts.

A spokesman for MFS said: "We have plans to fill the position and are currently evaluating our options."

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