Barbara A. Boigegrain was named chief executive of the General Board of Pensions of the United Methodist Church, Evanston, Ill. Ms. Boigegrain, previously a retirement plan consultant and manager of Towers Perrin's San Diego office, was named general secretary of the agency, which oversees the $5.57 billion pension fund. She succeeds the Rev. James Parker, who resigned June 30.
Robert Lunn was named managing director of Lehman Brothers Inc. and head of its financial services division and Global Asset Management unit in New York. Mr. Lunn had been co-head of Morgan Stanley's private client services division. He replaces Steven Spiegel, who left to pursue personal business interests.
Also joining the Lehman Brothers' Global Asset Management unit in London were Nicholas Ford and Richard Wiseman. Both were named directors. Mr. Ford, who will cover European equities, previously headed the European investment team managing pension accounts at Hill Samuel Investment Management. Mr. Wiseman, who will be responsible for U.K. equities, had managed corporate pension assets at Clerical Medical Investment Group, London.
Larry Daly and Anthony Goodchild joined John Hancock Mutual Funds, Boston, as global fixed-income portfolio managers and part of the investment management team of the John Hancock Freedom Global Income Fund. They also will be involved in development of global fixed-income mutual funds and in consulting with endowment and public pension fund clients.
Mr. Daly and Mr. Goodman, previously with Putnam Investments, Boston, had managed the Putnam Global Government Income Trust; Mark Turner, director of the global fixed-income area, assumed their duties.
Putnam Investments, Boston named Andrea Burke vice president and portfolio manager in global fixed income.
Initially, Ms. Burke will operate as part of an investment team, but may later be assigned a specialist position. Ms. Burke previously was the portfolio manager of the $25 million TNE Global Government Fund, managed by Back Bay Advisors L.P., Boston, and also managed a portion of the general account of that company's parent, The New England, in international bonds. A spokeswoman for Back Bay said Ms. Burke's duties have been reassigned to other staff.
Oliver E. Buckley joined Martingale Asset Management, Boston, as vice president for investments, a new position. He will help William Jacques, chief investment officer, develop and implement active equity strategies in-house, freeing Mr. Jacques to spend more time with clients. Mr. Buckley previously was a vice president at CS First Boston Investment Management, where he was responsible for long/short and long equity portfolios. First Boston officials did not return calls.
NatWest Investment Management Ltd., New York, hired Colin Harte as director of active fixed income, a new position. He formerly was director and head of fixed income at WorldInvest Ltd., London, where his replacement has not been named.
Dale A. Bearden was named to the new position of vice president-managing director client services in the retirement services division at MFS Investor Services, Boston. He had been vice president of client services at the Harbor Light Retirement Group, a subsidiary of The New England. Officials there didn't return calls.
Mr. Bearden will supervise functions such as 401(k) plan design and installation and employee education and enrollment.