Beaumont Trust Associates, a wealth management firm in Canton, Mass., is now Beaumont Financial Partners LLC after James H. Vineburgh, 56, joined as principal. He had been senior vice president and managing director of BankBoston's private bank.
J.& W. Seligman & Co. Inc. in New York has named Michael J. Guthrie, 36, senior vice president, investment officer of its technology group, and Gregory M. Cote, 36, vice president, investment officer of its technology group.
Mr. Guthrie will work in Palo Alto, Calif. He was vice president and head of semiconductor banking at Credit Suisse First Boston.
Mr. Cote will work out of the New York office. He served as vice president/team leader at Venture Bank, a division of PNC Bank Corp. in Pittsburgh.
In addition, Mandhir S. Uppal, 33, has been appointed vice president, investment officer covering the technology sector. Previously, he was vice president and senior analyst at McKinley Capital Partners Ltd. in New York.
Michael Alpert, 32, joins as investment associate covering the retail, consumer, telecommunications and finance sectors. He had been an equity investment analyst at American Century Investment Management in New York.
Prudential Securities Inc. in New York has appointed David Weild, 42, president of PrudentialSecurities.com. Mr. Weild has been with the company since 1987, most recently as managing director and head of the high technology group. Murali Balasubramanian, 41, has been named chief corporate development officer; John Kallop, 48, chief operating officer; and Mike Pinkerton, 40, chief technology officer of PrudentialSecurities.com.
Mr. Balasubramanian served as director of the technology initiatives group. He has been with the company since 1989. Mr. Kallop, an employee since 1987, was most recently managing director in the investment bank specializing in equities. Mr. Pinkerton has been with the company since 1983, and has served as systems architect.
First Data Investor Services Group Inc., the mutual fund distribution services subsidiary of First Data Corp. in Westborough, Mass., has promoted Susan M. Frasu, 41, to vice president and senior client manager. She had been vice president and client service manager.
Dresdner Asset Management in San Francisco has appointed Michael Korn, 44, and Claus te Wildt, 33, global heads of institutional business. Heinrich Linz, 42, has been named global head of the mutual fund business. Jurgen Lange, 44, and Wolfgang Putz, 48, have been appointed global heads of divisional services and control.
Mr. Korn has been serving as deputy managing director of Dresdner Bank Investment Management in Frankfurt, Germany. Mr. te Wildt joined Dresdner RCM Global Investors in 1998, serving as the company's global liaison in the marketing area. Mr. Linz joined Dresdner Bank in 1983, building the OTC-derivatives business. Mr. Lange joined the bank in 1995 and has been head of planning and control in the asset management division. Mr. Putz joined the bank in 1978, serving most recently as head of business development in the asset management division. All will be based in Frankfurt.
Protected Investors of America in San Francisco has elected Shelley D. Bagg, 51, chaiman. She is a principal in the Walnut Creek office.
Key Asset Management in Cleveland has named John B. Barth, 55, managing director and institutional product manager for its investment products group division. He had been senior vice president and division manager for retirement services at Sun Trust Bank in Nashville.
Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America in New York has appointed Bruce C. Long, 54, senior vice president. He had been president of New England Annuities, a division of New England Financial in Boston.
Pell Rudman Trust Co. NA in Boston has opened a private wealth management office in Atlanta to be headed by John McColskey, 34, senior vice president. Jeffrey S. Buck, 33, has been named vice president and asset allocation specialist. Mr. McColskey had been principal of the private asset management division of ING Baring Furman Selz in New York. Mr. Buck had been a partner at Wainwright Investment Counsel LLC in Boston.