Richard P. DabrowsKI was named head of the Midwest investment consulting practice of William M. Mercer Investment Consulting. He replaces James R. Hiner, who now will be the head of Mercer's Global Resource Group. The group provides research and specialty services to the firm's regional units in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Dabrowski had been in charge of the research division of the global group.
Thomas J. D'Auria and Thomas M. Lanza joined HSBC Asset Management Americas Inc. as senior research analysts and portfolio managers in U.S. equities, new positions. Mr. D'Auria has not been replaced at Merrill Lynch Asset Management as vice president-senior fund analyst. Mr. Lanza had been a small-cap and midcap emerging growth portfolio manager for AIG Global Investment Corp. The job was eliminated