Gary Dowsett and Peter Eerdmans were named specialist European money manager researchers for Watson Wyatt Worldwide, both new positions. Mr. Dowsett will focus on European managers offering equity products. Mr. Eerdmans will specialize in researching European fixed-income managers.
Mr. Dowsett was a director on the Pan-European equity fund management team at Phillips & Drew. Mr. Eerdmans was a senior fixed-income portfolio manager at Robeco Group and will not be directly replaced, said Robeco spokesman Alexander Simons. Phillips & Drew did not return calls by press time about whether Mr. Dowsett will be replaced.