Eaton Vance, a global asset management firm, has appointed Richard Froio as chief compliance officer, based in Boston. He reports to Vice President, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer Frederick Marius.

Froio leads Eaton Vance’s enterprise-wide global compliance organization. He serves as chief compliance officer of Eaton Vance Management; Boston Management and Research; and Eaton Vance Investment Counsel. Froio also serves as chief compliance officer of the registered investment companies sponsored by Eaton Vance and in that connection reports to the board of trustees of the funds.

Froio joins Eaton Vance from PIMCO, where he was deputy chief compliance officer (Advisor/Funds) and chief compliance officer (Distribution). In this role, he was responsible for managing core advisor, distributor and fund compliance functions. He was also a member of PIMCO’s Global Wealth Management executive operating committee and chief compliance officer of PIMCO’s Latin America affiliates.

Prior to this, he was managing director at BlackRock and chief compliance officer and head of Americas compliance at Barclays Global Investors.