Ray Bloom and Jeff Crispin were hired as vice presidents and senior relationship managers at The Bank of New York, London. They are new positions. Previously, Mr. Bloom was head of U.K. pension fund services, responsible for relationship management, at State Street Corp., London. Information about his successor was not available. Mr. Crispin formerly was at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., London, where he developed strategies to increase awareness of financial products within the pension fund sector. Information about his replacement was not available by press time.