David Barrett will open the doors of David Barrett Partners in New York on Sept. 6. The boutique executive recruitment firm will specialize in upper-level investment management and wealth management recruitment. Mr. Barrett has 20 years of experience in recruiting in the money management arena, most recently as a partner at Higdon Barrett and at Heidrick & Struggles. Joining Mr. Barrett are money management recruitment specialists Anne M. Keyser, who also was a partner at Higdon Barrett; Edward A. Kister Jr., most recently CFO of Gow & Partners; Danit Ben-Zvi, who was running her own firm, Search Innovations, which will be closing; and Darryl Adachi, who was a partner at Heidrick & Struggles. Hank Higdon, founder of Higdon Barrett, said the firm has been renamed Higdon Partners. There are no immediate plans to replace Mr. Barrett, Mr. Higdon said.