Watson Wyatt Investment Consulting named four heads of global research and four heads of regional research, confirmed spokesman Paul Deane-Williams.
Among the global positions, Martin Knowles will lead equity research; Margaret Frost, bonds; Jane Welsh, private markets; and Craig Baker, hedge funds.
Among the regional positions, Janice Fritz-Snyder will oversee North America; Paul Jayasingha, Europe; Hugh Dougherty, Australia; and Mark Brugner, Asia.
Mr. Brugner came from Innovest, where he was head of manager research, hiring managers for a range of Austrian fund of funds. It could not be learned who replaced him. The other seven already worked at Watson Wyatt; their previous positions could not be immediately learned.