Lynda Schweitzer was promoted to portfolio manager on Loomis Sayles' global fixed-income team, joining Kenneth Buntrock and David Rolley, said spokeswoman Erin Heggerick. It is a new position. Ms. Schweitzer was a portfolio specialist responsible for implementation of the global fixed-income strategy across all portfolios as well as overseeing trading and compliance-related issues. The global fixed-income team currently manages more than $12 billion in assets. Michele Baxter, a member of the investment-grade trading team, will replace Ms. Schweitzer, Ms. Heggerick said.
Jose Menchero was named senior researcher and executive director at MSCI Barra, confirmed spokeswoman Mary Beth Grover. He reports to David Brierwood, COO, and is based in Berkeley, Calif. It is a new position. Mr. Menchero was director of quantitative research at Thomson Financial. Sally Cates, spokeswoman for Thomson Financial, was not available for comment at press time.