Barclays Global Investors hired four people for its London office to help develop fixed-income hedge fund strategies. Heather DeGarmo was named as a portfolio manager for the European long-short credit fund; John Maskell, head of interest rate strategies; Allan Lane, head of its European fixed-income technology and analytics team; and Sebastian Guglietta, a senior fixed-income portfolio manager, said Tom Taggart, a BGI spokesman. All are new positions. The four new executives report to Tim Webb, head of European fixed-income advanced active strategies, said Mr. Taggart. Ms. DeGarmo worked in the London office of Goldman Sachs Asset Management; Mr. Lane was at Royal Bank of Scotland; Mr. Maskell was at Barclays Bank; and Mr. Guglietta was at Barep Asset Management. Details on their previous jobs or their replacements could not be learned by press time.