Richard H. Haywood Jr. was appointed senior vice president, head of business origination, and Alexander von York was appointed vice president, head of risk management and research, at Asset Management Finance Corp. These are new positions at the New York firm, which provides financing to investment management firms. Mr. Haywood had been a senior vice president at New York-based Lehman Brothers' investment banking unit, where he focused on the asset management business. No information on a replacement was available by deadline. Mr. von York worked at Brown Brothers Harriman Investment Management, New York, as head of research. His position will be filled, said spokesman Todd Rebori.