Burden to focus on global retail

Merrill Lynch Investment Managers has recruited Samantha Burden to its global equity team. Burden, who reports to head of global equities Ian Rowley, will be responsible for investment in the global retail sector. Burden was formerly a fund manager at M&G Investments. Prior to joining M&G in 2001, she worked for TRW investment Management. Burden left M&G earlier this year.