John Little and Helena Morrissey were named co-chairman and co-chairwoman of Mellon Europe, Mellon Financial's international operations. They replace Jack Klinck, who is returning to the U.S. at the end of July; he will remain vice chairman of Mellon Financial Corp. and president of the Mellon's Investment Manager Solutions business. Mr. Little will remain chief executive of Mellon Global Investments and Ms. Morrissey will remain chief executive of Newton Investment Management, a Mellon subsidiary.
Jacob de Wit was named head of fixed income at F&C Asset Management. He replaces Helene Williamson who, at her request, will become head of emerging markets debt, a new position focusing on money management and the development of absolute-return strategies, said F&C spokesman Jason Hollands. Mr. de Wit was managing director of SNS Asset Management, where he will be replaced, said a company spokesman who asked not to be identified. F&C manages £72.6 billion ($136.06 billion) in fixed income, of which £1.7 billion is invested in emerging markets debt.
Peter Thompson was appointed an independent trustee for London freelance trustee company BESTrustees, effective April 1. He was worldwide partner at Mercer Human Resource Consulting. He agreed to early retirement from Mercer late last year as part of a wider program of layoffs at the firm, according to Mercer spokeswoman Jo Kelsey.
Francis Clisham was named regional director of the San Francisco office of the Labor Department's Employee Benefit Security Administration, according to a Labor Department news release. He replaces Bette Briggs, who retired. Mr. Clisham was regional director of EBSA's New York office. He has not yet been replaced in New York; Jonathan Kay is serving as acting regional director, said Michael Shimizu, a spokesman.