Dawid Konotey-Ahulu resigned as head of Merrill Lynch's pension and insurance advisory group in Europe and will leave the investment bank later this month. Merrill Lynch has not yet appointed a successor, said spokesman William Clutterbuck. Mr. Konotey-Ahulu said in a statement that he is finalizing plans for his next job, in which he intends to give pension plans independent investment banking advice on risk management, asset allocation and deficit funding. Further details were not available.
Robert Serhus joined hedge fund-of-funds manager Attalus Capital as a portfolio manager, and Paul Respicio joined the firm as a hedge fund analyst. Both positions are new, part of an expansion of theinvestment team, said Pat Egan, CIO. Mr. Serhus was CIO of the hedge fund-of-funds group at Julius Baer; information about his replacement was not available by press time. Mr. Respicio was an associate on the research team at BlackRock. Spokesman Brian Beades did not return a call seeking information about Mr. Respicio's replacement.