Deals and People

President Bush Names Commission Members

May 2, 2001 ( - President Bush has named the members of the bipartisan, 16-member commission, charged with the task of making recommendations to preserve Social Security for seniors while building wealth for younger Americans.

Frontrunner for SEC Chairman Emerges

April 27, 2001 ( - Securities lawyer Harvey Pitt, a former general counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has emerged as the Bush administration's favorite for the Chairman's seat at the nation's securities regulator.

White House Eyes Bobins, Swonk for Fed Seat

April 19, 2001 ( - Norman Bobins, president and chief executive of LaSalle Bank, and Diane Swonk, chief economist at Bank One Corp., are being considered for an open seat on the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, people familiar with the selection process said.

Chao Fails to Disclose Position at Multacom

April 16, 2001 ( - US Labor Secretary Elaine Chao failed to list her position on the board of privately held Multa Communications Corporation (Multacom) on her financial disclosure form, according to The New Republic magazine.

Senate Confirms DOL Asst. Secretaries

April 12, 2001 ( - The Senate has confirmed, by unanimous consent, two assistant secretaries at the Department of Labor (DOL), Chris Spear as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Policy and Kristine Iverson as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Congressional Affairs.

Oswald Joins Ford as HR Exec

March 22, 2001 ( - Kathleen Oswald, 51, the auto industry's highest-ranking woman before resigning last November from DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler division, has joined Ford as executive director, Human Resources Customer Operations.

Russell Expands Transition Team

March 9, 2001 ( - Frank Russell Company has hired Pamela Clancy Rotondo to the new position of Client Sales Executive for its global securities business, focusing on Russell's transition management business.

Barclays Expanding Online DC Operations

February 19, 2001 ( - In an effort to boost their defined contribution presence online, Barclays Global Investors, the nation's fourth largest defined contribution provider, has hired Sean Callinan to start a new online business unit.

CalPERS' Mark Anson on Asset Allocation, Part 3

When you're a $170 billion public fund, it's hard not to make waves. And when the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) made a $1 billion commitment to private equity, it definitely caught the attention - and imagination - of the investment community.

AT&T's Angelica Named CIEBA Chairman

February 7, 2001 ( - Robert Angelica, chairman and chief executive officer of the AT&T Investment Management Corporation, was elected chairman of the Committee on the Investment of Employee Benefit Plan Assets (CIEBA) of the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP).