Atul Patel was named to oversee the newly combined U.S. and global equities operation at F&C Management Ltd., London. He formerly was in charge of global equities only. Rupert Della Porta was hired as the firm's head of U.S. equities and will report to Mr. Patel. He replaced Elizabeth Rae, former U.S. equities head, who left the company. Mr. Della Porta was head of U.S. equities at Aberdeen Asset Management, London. Alex Ingham replaced him at Aberdeen.