COMINGS & GOINGS

In a new position, Smith Barney has promoted Bob Matthews to director of wealth management for the firm. He will be responsible for major financial planning initiatives, particularly in the fee-based and wealth management sectors. Matthews has been the branch manager at Smith Barney's massive Fifth Avenue branch in Manhattan for the last eight years. He will report directly to Tom Matthews (no relation),

In a new position, Smith Barney has promoted Bob Matthews to director of wealth management for the firm. He will be responsible for major financial planning initiatives, particularly in the fee-based and wealth management sectors.

Matthews has been the branch manager at Smith Barney's massive Fifth Avenue branch in Manhattan for the last eight years. He will report directly to Tom Matthews⃖ (no relation), CEO of Smith Barney's global private group.

Independent Dallas-based True North Advisors has added Brett Anderson to its team. Anderson comes to True North from Charles Schwab & Co., where he was a private consultant; he also has worked for Merrill Lynch. He will serve as a True North vice president.

In the compliance/litigation world, Jordan Hershman is the newest member of Boston-based Bingham McCutchen's securities litigation practice. Bingham McCutchen is a law firm specializing in financial services issues, specifically high-stakes litigation and “complex financial transactions.” Hershman is the former co-chairman of Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, also based in Boston.

Vacaville, Calif.-based Investors ???Resources Group, an independent broker/dealer management services company, has hired Ronald Lynch away from Bear Stearns to head up its business development division. At Bear, Lynch was a vice president of asset management, and he has also worked for Smith Barney and Chase Manhattan. He is responsible for recruiting, sales and branch development.

The North American Securities Administrators Association has added two people as general counsel. Rex Staples comes to the organization from the Washington States Securities Division, and Stephen Hall, who has worked for the NASAA since 2001.

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