Michael M. Takata was named managing director at Pequot Capital Management, a new position. He will assist Art Samberg, Pequot chairman and CEO, in managing the firm's core hedge fund portfolios. Mr. Takata was a founder and general partner of hedge fund manager Ulysses Partners; information about his replacement there was not available. Ramu Thiagarajan was named a principal at Pequot, also a new position. He will join Pequot's research team and assist in expanding the firm's investment strategies. Mr. Thiagarajan was a managing director at Mellon Capital, where he was responsible for all domestic and international stock selection strategies. Joe Ailinger, a Mellon spokesman, did not return a call seeking information about his replacement.
David Sheasby was named director of multiregional products at Martin Currie, a new position, effective Oct. 11, said Ross Leckie, spokesman. He will report to Alison Hamilton, director, global products, and work with James Fairweather, Martin Currie CIO, to manage the firm's EAFE and ACWI ex-U.S. accounts for American clients. Mr. Sheasby was global strategist and senior portfolio manager of global equities at Aegon Asset Management. Tony Bonsignore, Aegon spokesman, did not return a call by press time seeking comment.