Roger A. Early joined Delaware Investments as a senior fixed-income portfolio manager, said spokeswoman Laurel OBrien. The position is new. Mr. Early comes to Delaware after the firm announced on March 12 that it was in talks with Logan Circle Partners, a new money management company set up by former Delaware CEO Jude T. Driscoll, that could result in the departure of members of Delawares fixed-income team. Ms. OBrien declined to comment when asked if Delawares decision to hire Mr. Early was related to potential departures for Logan Circle. Mr. Early was a senior portfolio manager with Chartwell Investment Partners. Chartwell CEO Timothy J. Riddle said Mr. Earlys duties have been assumed by other members of his portfolio management team for now; Chartwell is expected to announce some new portfolio management hires in the near future.