Uri Landesman left Federated Investors. He was director of global equity research and senior portfolio manager of the Federated International Equity Fund. Meghan McAndrew, spokeswoman, declined to provide details about Mr. Landesman's departure. Curtis Gross was named director of global equity research; he was associate director of global equity research, and there are no immediate plans to replace him, Ms. McAndrew said. Richard Winkowski Jr., vice president and senior portfolio manager, will remain portfolio manager of the International Equity Fund, and Regina Chi, vice president and senior portfolio manager for global equity products, will be added as a co-manager.
Peter Mallinson was appointed principal in charge of hedge fund of funds firm CDK Group's newly opened marketing office in London. Mr. Mallinson was a partner and head of European equities at Goldman Sachs in London until he retired in late 2003. He hopes to hire two to three additional staff members in research and marketing and intends to launch an Asian long-short equity fund later this year.
William O'Shea joined Quantitative Services Group as quantitative analyst and member of the group responsible for trading cost analysis services. In addition, Yvonne Kehinde was promoted to quantitative analyst, from marketing communications specialist. She will be part of the same group. Mr. O'Shea was a trading research analyst at Instinet; further information was not available.