<strong>Old Broad Street Research</strong><br />The investment funds research and consultancy firm has appointed Gill Hutchinson as head of investment consultancy and Nick Whalley as head of investment research.<br /><br />Hutchinson has managed the firm&rsquo;s key investment consultancy relationships for many years, while Whalley joined OBSR&rsquo;s research team in 2005. In his new role, he will be assisted by Jack Aldhous, who becomes head of international research.<br /><br /><strong>Reynolds Partners</strong><br />The investment banking group has appointed Tim Hammond, the former head of investments and joint ventures at British Airways, to lead its new transport section.<br /><br />Hammond originally worked as an investment banker at NM Rothschild and Merrill Lynch, before moving to BA in 2001. While there, he was responsible for all the carrier&rsquo;s M&amp;A and investment activity, completing several major transactions and restructurings including the sales of BA Connect and its German subsidiary DBA.<br /><br />In 2007, he moved to General Electric and has spent the past few years as senior vice-president and head of Europe for the company&rsquo;s airport division.<br /><br /><strong>Ecclesiastical<br /></strong>The socially-responsible investment management firm has hired Daniel Barber as its new investment marketing manager.<br /><br />Barber was previously UK retail marketing manager for AXA Investment Managers, responsible for retail marketing activity both for AXA IM and AXA Framlington.<br /><br />Prior to that, he worked for Merrill Lynch Investment Managers for seven years, latterly as head of e-marketing for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.<br /><br /><strong>Neuberger Berman</strong><br />The money management company has appointed Michael J. Holmberg, an experienced distressed credit portfolio specialist, to its integrated leveraged asset management platform, in order to extend its product offering to include distressed credit securities.<br /><br />Holmberg previously founded Chicago-based Newberry Capital Management, which focuses on managing distressed credit-related assets for institutional clients. <br /><br />He joins along with a team of four other investment professionals from Newberry Capital.<br /><br /><strong>Guinness Peat Group</strong><br />Ron Langley has been appointed at the investment holding company as a non-executive director.<br /><br />Langley, who is in his mid-60s, has a wealth of experience on the boards of a number of large and small public companies around the world.<br /><br />An Australian by birth, he spent the past 25 years in the United States, first heading up Brierley International&rsquo;s subsidiary in North America and then as executive chairman of insurance, water rights and property company PICO Holdings.