Veteran investment marketing executive Edward C. Hamill, managing partner at Brinson Partners, Chicago, will leave Brinson Sept. 30. He will be on an indefinite medical leave of absence, but probably will retire.
Mr. Hamill, who has suffered from a chronic heart condition for several years, said he is leaving the firm on the advice of his physician to spend more time "providing more care and maintenance to my body."
He joined Brinson eight years ago. No replacement has been named.
Michael Wyatt has been promoted to replace William H. Smith as manager of E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co.'s $10.9 billion savings plan. Mr. Smith left the Wilmington, Del., company earlier this year. Mr. Wyatt, previously an investment analyst in the department, is in the midst of hiring an investment analyst to replace himself, he said.
Michael B. Morgan, director of investment projects for the General Board of Pensions of the United Methodist Church, Evanston, Ill., added the operational duties of director of the portfolio department to his job. Mary Pat who has held that position, will become assistant director of the department, making the choice to work part-time in order to study for her master's degree and spend time with her children.
Timothy C. Getz joined Glimcher Realty Trust, Columbus, Ohio, as senior vice president of finance and investments, a new position. Mr. Getz was the investment officer-real estate at the Ohio Public Employees' Retirement System and was replaced by Marybeth Shanahan. Ms. Shanahan, a real estate manager at the fund, was promoted.
Robert H. Benmosche was named head of the transition management team for the merger of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York, and The New England Mutual Life Insurance Co., Boston. Mr. Benmosche, will be an executive vice president, reporting directly to the president of MetLife, Ted Athanassiades. Mr. Benmosche now is an executive vice president and division manager of the private client group for the Southern division of PaineWebber Inc., New York.
In addition to integrating the operating functions of MetLife and The New England, Mr. Benmosche will develop a new distribution system for the investment management and life insurance products of MetLife and its affiliates.
Mr. Benmosche is also a member of the PaineWebber board of directors. His replacement there has not yet been named.
James R. Wood was named president and chief financial officer of SunBank Capital Management, Orlando, Fla., replacing John D. Race, who left last spring to start DePrince, Race & Zollo Inc., a money management firm. Mr. Wood previously was executive vice president of Templeton International, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he headed the national sales and marketing division; he has not been replaced yet.
Donald G. Berdine, senior investment officer and director of portfolio management and investment counseling at NationsBank Texas, Dallas, resigned.
His responsibilities have been reallocated to other staffers. Mr. Berdine said he decided to leave following the reorganization of some of the bank's portfolio management and private banking activities.
He said he plans to seek employment with a financial or asset management firm.
Jim Weiss was named chief investment officer of IDS Equity Advisors, the $5.8 billion large-cap domestic equity unit of IDS Advisory Group, Minneapolis. He succeeds Peter J. Anderson, chief investment officer of IDS Advisory, who had worn both hats. Mr. Weiss will continue as senior portfolio manager.
David Bodine joined American Express Institutional Services, Minneapolis, as a vice president-investments, a newly created position. Mr. Bodine will act as investment liaison between the investment department of American Express Financial Advisors and institutional clients, providing consulting services to clients to help them select appropriate investment vehicles for defined contribution plans.
Mr. Bodine also will work on product development, including the expansion of the company's strategic investment alliance, SmartPartners.
Mr. Bodine took a career break and has spent the past two years teaching mathematics in the public school system. Prior to his teaching, Mr. Bodine managed institutional and personal trust sales at First Trust, Minneapolis.
Nikko Capital Management USA, New York, named Stan Kirtman as its new president, replacing Shigekazu Kurishima, who is returning to Japan to assume other duties. Mr. Kirtman will retain his chief investment officer title. Takao Nakanishi, president of Nikko International Capital Management, the firm's parent, will assume the title of chairman of Nikko USA, but will remain based in Tokyo.
Two senior consultants and two analysts in the Atlanta office of Wyatt Investment Consulting left to join Arthur Andersen & Co., said Mark Scott, national practice director for Wyatt Investment.
J. Gregg Buckalew and Drew Carrington, consultants, and analysts Andrew Marino and David Webb left Wyatt Sept. 8. Mr. Scott said one of the analysts will be replaced, but not the other three staffers.
Mr. Scott said he will relocate from Wyatt's San Francisco office to Atlanta. A consultant will be hired for the San Francisco office. He said his move had been planned prior to the departure of the four Atlanta employees.
Nicholas Edwards, formerly a director of Jardine Fleming Investment Advisors, Tokyo, has joined Warburg Pincus as a senior vice president. In the new position, he will be the fifth member of an international equity team headed by Richard King.
At Jardine Fleming, he specialized in Japanese small companies and technology and ran $1.2 billion in institutional portfolios.
Stein Roe & Farnham, Chicago, hired William M. "Biv" Wadden as the firm's structured product specialist, responsible for mortgage- and asset-backed securities, not a new position but one that has been open for more than a year, a spokesman said.
Mr. Wadden previously was an executive vice president for CSI Asset Management Inc., Chicago, which was closed by its parent Prudential Asset Management.