Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York has hired Brant Thompson as an investment research analyst in the communications technology sector.

Mr. Thompson was also named a vice president of the company. He was the head of London operations for the European telecommunications equipment team at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., where he had worked since 1995.

Salomon Smith Barney Inc. has promoted Andrew Constan to head of global equity derivatives sales and trading.

He succeeded Alan Marks, who left the Citigroup Inc. unit.

Mr. Constan, 36, had been the global head of derivatives trading reporting since 1999 and reported to Mr. Marks. He worked at Salomon Brothers Inc. for 11 years before Travelers Group (a Citi predecessor) bought it in 1997 and merged it with its Smith Barney unit.

He now reports to Arthur Hyde and Robert Difazio, the co-heads of global equities.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. has named Zachary W. Hulsey the head of its San Francisco private banking business.

Mr. Hulsey, 42, was a senior investment banking executive at its J.P. Morgan H&Q, which he joined in 1993 when it was an independent company called Hambrecht & Quist Group.

Between then and 1999, when Chase Manhattan Corp. bought Hambrecht, he held jobs there as co-head of its Internet practice and head of its private placement group. (The unit was renamed J.P. Morgan H&Q last year after Chase bought J.P. Morgan & Co.)

Mr. Hulsey started his banking career in 1991 in New York as a vice president in J.P. Morgan's private bank. Before that he had practiced law at the firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in San Francisco and Palo Alto.

Still earlier he had been a corporate and securities attorney at the New York firm of White & Case.

Allfirst Financial Inc. in Baltimore, a unit of Allied Irish Banks PLC, has hired Neel Johnson as the senior marketing officer. He was also named an executive vice president.

Mr. Johnson was the executive vice president of sales and marketing at Morris Group, a Minneapolis marketing firm. Before that he was the senior vice president of private financial services at U.S. Bancorp, where he worked for 10 years.

He has 30 years of banking experience.

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