Marc O. Sydnor joined Atlanta Life Investment Advisors as director of client services, said spokeswoman Bunnie Jackson-Ransom. It is a new position. The firm is an investment management subsidiary of Atlanta Life Financial Group specializing in domestic and international large-cap equity strategies. Mr. Sydnor was a senior economist and equity portfolio manager at MDL Capital Management. MDL CEO and Chairman Mark Lay said Mr. Sydnors responsibilities were absorbed by other employees.