Dreyfus Corp. said Tuesday it hired veteran portfolio manager Douglas Ramos from Loomis, Sayles & Co. to help oversee four growth and income funds.

Mr. Ramos, 41, worked at Loomis Sayles for the past 12 years. Most recently, he helped manage about $1.9 billion of assets, including the New England Value Fund. At Dreyfus, Mr. Ramos will be involved in managing Dreyfus Balanced Fund; Dreyfus Growth & Income Fund; Dreyfus Premier Growth and Income Fund; and Dreyfus Variable Investment Fund Growth and Income Portfolio, the company said.

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