Carol Arnott Robbins has spent much of her career helping women through major changes in their lives, whether it was divorce or the death of a spouse, which is part of the reason Wilmington Brokerage Services Co. appointed her vice president and client relationship manager.

In that role, she will work with individuals, families and small business owners to prepare customized financial plans for them.

Throughout her 22 years in the financial industry, Arnott has been an investment consultant and financial planner. She was a financial planner at Greenville Financial Group in Greenville, Del. Before that, she was a personal investment consultant for Dreyfus Investment Service, and at Prudential Insurance. She also launched New 4 Women, an information, business marketing consulting and networking service for women in the Delaware area.

“In volatile markets such as those we see today, experience like Carol’s can be a real asset for clients,” R. Michael Fox, president of WBSC said in a statement. “She has a special ability to communicate to clients in ways that help them understand personal finance, which helps them establish and stick to effective plans.”

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Also on the move this week:

HSBC Global Asset Management appointed Christian Deseglise regional head of wholesale for its global asset management, focusing on North America. Deseglise had been a partner in charge of business development for asset management, at BTG Pactual.

Northern Trust hired Ee Fang Chen as sales director for Northern Trust Global Investments, the firm’s asset management arm. Chen was the business development director at Martin Currie, where he was responsible for establishing the firm’s Singapore office.