Deals and People

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).

CalPERS' Mark Anson on Asset Allocation, Part 1

Few plan sponsors have been as vocal, or as visible, in their commitment to private equity investments as the $170 billion California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation's largest public pension system. Recently PLANSPONSOR's Editor-in-Chief and CEO Charles Ruffel sat down with Mark Anson, CalPERS' Senior Investment Officer for Global Equity, to discuss the current environment and prospects for the future.

Chao Confirmed As U.S. Secretary Of Labor

January 30, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.COM) -- The U.S. Senate unanimously and expeditiously confirmed Elaine Chao as secretary of the Department of Labor (DOL) who sailed through her confirmation process without significant opposition.

BoA Asset Management Names New Head

Jan. 25, 2001 ( - Bank of America Corp. (BoA) announced Thursday that Morgan Stanley Dean Witter executive Richard DeMartini was named to lead its $277 billion Asset Management Group.

Connecticut State CIO Disputes Dismissal

January 7, 2001 ( - Former chief investment officer Tom Flanigan last week lashed out at the state treasurer who had abruptly fired him on December 12, according to The Hartford Courant.

CalPERS' Boldt Named Managing Director of Pivotal's Cross-Over Fund

January 5, 2001 ( - Bob Boldt, a former senior investment officer for the California Public Employees' Retirement System, has joined San Francisco-based Pivotal Asset Management, a $750 million money manager that oversees a cross-over hedge fund that invests both in public and private companies.

Conn. CIO's Abrupt Exit Spurs Questions

Jan. 2, 2001 ( - There's a new Chief Investment Officer opening at State of Connecticut - but potential applicants might want to hold off on unpacking their bags. Incumbent Tom Flanigan, one-time CIO of the California State Teacher's Retirement System (CalSTRS), departed after less than two months on the job.