Robert G. Capone was named head of defined contribution at Mellon Asset Management, said Joe Ailinger, spokesman. Mr. Capone will be responsible for managing all DC investment-only activities and integrating the Mellon and Dreyfus sales channels, said Mr. Ailinger. Mr. Capone was managing director for participant services at Mercer Human Resource Services Consulting. Mercer spokeswoman Stephanie Poe did not return calls for comment by press time.
Ed Britton is joining Watson Wyatt Worldwide as a senior investment consultant, focusing on fixed income, according to a news release. The position is new; he will begin on Feb. 6. Mr. Britton was a director of fixed income and currencies at Baring Asset Management, said Jill Hendry, spokeswoman. "His responsibilities have been redistributed while we're looking to replace him," Ms. Hendry said.
Tracy Wills-Zapata joined alternatives manager Campbell & Co. as managing director of global institutional sales. The position is new, although Ms. Wills-Zapata assumes responsibility for sales in Western Europe from David Moore, who left the firm to pursue other interests, said Meg Bode, a spokeswoman. Ms. Wills-Zapata was managing director responsible for marketing at DB Advisors, a division of the global equities division of Deutsche Bank. Rohini Pragasam, a Deutsche Bank spokeswoman, said DB Advisors was merged into other parts of Deutsche Bank.
Samuel Joab joined FrontPoint Partners as a portfolio manager on the firm's new pan-European long-short equity investment team. Mr. Joab is based in London. He was a portfolio manager in the London office of Merrill Lynch, where he managed European long-short equities and European long-only institutional and retail equities. Officials at Merrill Lynch could not be reached by press time about a replacement. FrontPoint spokeswoman Monica Everett said a senior analyst also will join the team, but she could not identify the person because of confidentiality issues. Additional staff may be added as assets in the strategy increase, she said.
Barbara Barrow was named vice president, business development, at CIBC Mellon, confirmed Cheryl Ficker, director of corporate affairs. It is a new position. Ms. Barrow was executive director, business development for the company's investment fund business. She will be replaced by Gordon Kosokowsky, who was an executive in the business development sector at Marsh & McLennan, Ms. Ficker said. Marsh & McLennan spokesman Al Modugno declined to comment on a replacement, citing company policy.