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Executive Moves

Transamerica Taps Barlow As Regional Vice President

Transamerica Retirement Services has selected Christopher H. Barlow as regional vice president of sales for the southern Ohio region, concentrating on helping financial advisers to build their 401(k) business.

Barlow comes to the firm from ADP Retirement Services, where he was director of alliance sales. Before that, he founded and headed KnowHow 401(k), a consulting firm that works with financial advisers in building their 401(k) business. Earlier in his career, he was a financial adviser, sales trainer and 401(k) wholesaler at a number of companies, including Prudential Financial, John Hancock and Merrill Lynch.

ICI Names Grohowski, Burstein Senior Counsels; Lancellotta Moves to IDC

The Investment Company Institute and its related body, the Independent Directors Council, recently made new appointments.

Robert C. Grohowski and Ari Burstein are now senior counsels in ICI's securities regulation practice. Grohowski is in charge of the investment companies group, where he will oversee issues related to the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisors Act, while Burstein is in charge of the capital markets group, overseeing issues related to the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Both report to ICI General Counsel Elizabeth Krentzman.

Grohowski joined the ICI in 1998 and will continue to serve as senior counsel, international affairs, on an interim basis until a successor is appointed. Burstein, who also joined the ICI in 1998, most recently was senior associate counsel, securities regulation.

In their new jobs, the two attorneys fill the role previously held by Amy B.R. Lancellotta, who is now managing director of the Independent Directors Council. Lancellotta succeeds Tamara K. Salmon, who had served as managing director of the IDC on an interim basis since July and is now returning to her previous role as senior associate counsel at the ICI.

Marguerite Bateman, the previous managing director of the IDC, is now a partner in the financial services group at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

Lipper Recruits Burstein as Global Head of Research

Lipper has hired Dr. Gabriel Burstein as global head of asset management research. In this position, Burstein is responsible for collective investment research for Lipper and single asset research for Reuters, Lipper's parent company. He has also been charged with developing new ratings and index products and services.

Burstein was previously global macro hedge fund strategist and head of relative value at HSBC USA. Before that, he was head of the specialized strategy group for hedge funds at Daiwa Europe and was also with Goldman Sachs as a director of global macro hedge fund strategy and proprietary trading.

"I am delighted that Gabriel has joined our organization," commented Michael Peace, chief executive officer of Lipper and global head of research and asset management for Reuters. "With Gabriel leading both collective and single asset research, we will continue to leverage our brand, scale and research capabilities."

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