January 23, 2013

New Hire Roundup: Caiazzo Chairs SIFMA’s Clearing Firms Committee

Christian Sulger-Büel named FOX International’s managing director; more

New Hires logoThis week in new hires, Al Caiazzo was named chair of SIFMA’s clearing firms committee; Christian Sulger-Büel became managing director of Fox International; Bill Mitchell was named senior portfolio manager at WHM Capital Advisors; and Charles Coldwell was promoted at Pentegra.

Also, Jay Nolan was named a portfolio specialist at RiverNorth; Michael Marron joined Cornerstone; William Krauch went to Bentall Kennedy; and Charles Dallara is joining Partners Group.

First Clearing’s Caiazzo Takes SIFMA’s Clearing Firms Committee Chair

Al Caiazzo, managing director and chief quality and risk officer of First Clearing Correspondent Services, was named 2013 chairman of the clearing firms committee for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), effective Jan. 1. Caiazzo also chairs First Clearing’s correspondent business review committee and sits on its senior management committee, as well as on several committees for Wells Fargo Advisors.

Previously, he was senior vice president for NYSE member firm Wexford Clearing Services, a subsidiary of Prudential Securities. He held a variety of positions in the Prudential organization after joining in 1983, including acting in the capacity of chief administrative officer for Wexford.

Christian Sulger-Büel to Lead Family Office Exchange International Network

Family Office Exchange (FOX) announced Jan. 16 the appointment of Christian Sulger-Büel as managing director, FOX International. He will be responsible for supporting and expanding the FOX network around the world.

Previously he operated his own consultancy helping families set up and recruit for their family offices. His experience in private wealth management includes two years as deputy general manager for Paribas Monaco and four years as associate director at Paribas’ head office in Paris, leading the team responsible for UHNW clients. For six years, while running Paribas’ private banking office in London, he also managed the team (Paris, London, Luxembourg, Zurich and Geneva) serving Middle Eastern private clientele. He began his career at Continental Illinois National Bank working in Belgium, France and Spain.

WHM Capital Advisors Names Bill Mitchell Senior Portfolio Manager

Bill MitchellWHM Capital Advisors LLC has named Bill Mitchell (left) as its new senior portfolio manager. With more than two decades of experience in financial services, he is a veteran of the investment industry, having worked with both institutional and individual investors through numerous market cycles.

Mitchell began his financial career in 1992 as an analyst for Elliott Wave International (EWI) in Gainesville, Ga., covering major world equity, currency, commodity and interest rate markets. While there, he became chief equity strategist and managed the institutional equity department. In 2001, Mitchell joined Wells Fargo Advisors, managing money for individual families and small businesses.

Pentegra Retirement Services Promotes Charles Coldwell Jr.

Pentegra Retirement Services announced Jan. 17 the promotion of Charles (“Chuck”) Coldwell Jr. to vice president, consulting services. He will report to Richard Rausser, senior vice president, client services.

With more than 30 years of retirement plan experience, Coldwell began his career with Pentegra in 1978. He left the organization in 2002 when he joined Glenn G. Geiger Co. to focus his efforts on executive and director benefit programs. He rejoined Pentegra in 2011 as a senior member of the consulting services team.

RiverNorth Appoints Jay Nolan as Portfolio Specialist

RiverNorth Capital Management LLC announced Tuesday that Jay Nolan has joined the firm as a portfolio specialist. In this role, he will work closely with the investment management team and act as a liaison between investors and portfolio managers.

Prior to joining, Nolan served as an assistant vice president and senior research analyst at Pitcairn, a Philadelphia-based multifamily office. During his tenure there, he helped expand the company’s open architecture program, managed investment models of liquid hedge and real asset strategies and performed investment and operational due diligence for various hedge fund managers. He previously spent six years as an investment analyst at Glenmede Trust and began his career at Cambridge Associates.

Michael Marron Appointed to Senior Securities Analyst Post at Cornerstone

Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC announced Jan. 16 that it has appointed Michael Marron as vice president, senior equity analyst for its global real estate securities operation, which manages global and domestic real estate securities strategies from offices in Stamford, Amsterdam and Hong Kong. He will be based in Stamford.

Marron brings more than 25 years of experience, most recently as senior analyst of global real estate securities for European Investors Inc. Previously, he was vice president of asset management for Sovereign Investment Co. His other experience includes serving as an associate analyst in real estate equities for both Bear Stearns and Prudential Securities, and as a vice president in the corporate portfolio restructuring group of Lehman Brothers.

William Krauch Joins Bentall Kennedy

Bentall Kennedy announced Monday that William (Bill) Krauch will be joining the executive management team. He will be based in San Francisco, and will play a lead role in the firm’s investor relations and product development functions, particularly in the U.S. He will also serve on the group management committee.

Krauch has over 40 years of experience in the real estate investment and management sector, most recently serving as a managing director of Clarion Partners. Prior to that, he served as global head of marketing and client relations for ING Real Estate Investment Management, where he also served on the global executive board and as head of the global product committee. His career has also included senior postings with ING Clarion Partners, as head of U.S. marketing and client relations, and Westmark Realty Advisors, as vice chairman and executive managing director. He began as a commercial broker with Coldwell Banker in Los Angeles.

Charles Dallara to Join Partners Group

Partners Group announced Monday that Charles Dallara, currently managing director of the Institute of International Finance (IIF), will join the firm as a partner, based in the U.S., and will further assume the role of chairman of the Americas. The board of directors will also propose him as a new board member and vice chairman of the board of directors of Partners Group Holding at the annual general meeting of shareholders on May 2.

Dallara has been managing director of the IIF since 1993, and recently announced his intention to step down. Prior to assuming his role at the IIF, he held a number of senior positions in the Reagan and Bush administrations.

Read the Jan. 16 New Hire Roundup at AdvisorOne.

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