Larry Abele was hired as senior researcher for Deutsche Asset Managements global asset allocation program. He will be part of a team working to improve the model and processes of Deutsches global asset allocation strategies and also will develop portable alpha strategies for new Deutsche investment strategies, based on global equity, bond and currency market valuations. Mr. Abele was a research principal on the global asset allocation team at Barclays Global Investors, where he was replaced by David Vaughn, who was with First Quadrant. Deutsche also hired Eva Siekierski as a senior client service representative for corporate clients. She had been vice president of portfolio management at Acorn Derivatives Management, where she managed options strategies on Treasury bond futures and global equity indexes. Bill Melvin, a spokesman for Acorn, said Ms. Siekierskis duties have been reassigned internally.