Allianz Life Insurance of North America has appointed Cathy Malone as its chief administrative officer. In that role, she will handle enterprise operations, IT, compliance and other strategic initiatives. Previously, Malone had been senior vice president of Enterprise Operations at Allianz.

In other moves:

HSBC Global Asset Management has hired Damion J. Hendrickson as a senior vice president, and head of RIA sales. In that role, Hendrickson will expand the wholesale RIA platform for HSBC’s emerging and frontier market strategies. He’ll also expand the sales team and develop and manage relationships within the RIA community.

Navigant Consulting, a Chicago-based expert services firm, has appointed Joseph K. Morant as a director of the investment management practice in its Boston office. There, he will be responsible for all aspects of Navigant’s client relations. Previously, Morant had been a vice president of operations and product design for Thomson Reuters, and a vice president of business technology strategy at Nuveen Investments.

Stephen Bowden Wilkins has joined Reliance Trust Company, an Atlanta-based wealth management services firm, as an executive managing director. Bowden’s hire is Reliance Trust’s latest effort to grow its staff and establish offices in new markets in Atlanta and the Southeast. Wilkins had been a partner for Atlanta-based Nease, Lagana, Eden & Culley, and a former planning professional at Northwestern Mutual Life of Atlanta.

Donna Mitchell writes for Financial Planning.