Moneta Group, the St. Louis-based independent financial planning and consulting firm, has announced that William Hornbarger has come on board as chief market strategist
? Sara Denkwalter, the lead valuation consultant specializing in financial advisory firms and broker-dealers for Moss Adams LLP, has joined Brueggeman & Johnson Yeanoplos in Seattle to help build out its financial services industry practice
? Craig Behnke, CFA, has joined Prima Capital's research team as a senior investment analyst...The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced the selection of Norm Champ as Associate Regional Director for Examinations in the agency's New York Regional Office (NYRO)
? Former Russell Investments Vice Chairman Hal Strong was named an operating executive at Genstar Capital
? Baird, the Milwaukee-based firm, has hired Denise Wypiszenski to be managing director and COO of its private wealth management group. The firm also opened its first North Carolina wealth management office in Winston-Salem and added five advisors as VPs--Jon Bolton, J. Stephen Rowell, C. Scott Wray, E. Lee Cain, and Jeff Trollinger--to run it.