New Hire Roundup: SEC Adds 2 Judges, 3 Attorneys

Aperio Group brings in Rick Moreno; more

Rick Moreno has joined Aperio Group. Rick Moreno has joined Aperio Group.

This week in personnel announcements and new hires, the SEC announced that it has hired a new judges and three attorneys, and that it will bring in another judge this summer, and Aperio Group brought in Rick Moreno.

Also, Nuance Investments welcomed Chad Baumler as portfolio manager and Allianz Life hired Jeff Pruitt.

SEC Adds Two Judges, Three Attorneys

The SEC has announced that James Grimes has joined the Office of Administrative Law Judges, and attorneys Darien Capron, William Weihao Miller and Jessica Neiterman have been hired as law clerks. In addition, another administrative law judge is expected to join the office in August.

Grimes previously spent 13 years at the Department of Justice, where he was a senior litigation counsel in its civil division and a member of the faculty at the Department of Justice National Advocacy Center. He began his career in the Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Capron is formerly an associate at Covington & Burling LLP. Miller was previously a litigation associate with Arnold & Porter LLP. Neiterman is a former litigation associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

Aperio Group Welcomes Moreno

Aperio Group has announced that Rick Moreno has joined the firm.

Formerly a director at KKR, Moreno earlier was a managing director at BlackRock. Before that, he was director of the client research and strategy group at Goldman Sachs, and was a member of the steering committee that established the Goldman Sachs Trust Co.

Baumler Joins Nuance Investments

Nuance Investments announced that Chad Baumler has joined as portfolio manager. In that role, he will support Scott Moore, president and chief investment officer.

Baumler joins from American Century Investments, where he was co-portfolio manager of the American Century Value Fund and the American Century Market Neutral Value Fund.

Allianz Life Adds Pruitt

Jeff Pruitt has joined Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America. In his new role, he reports to Mike Brennan, chief compliance officer, and will oversee all compliance activities for Allianz Life Financial Services LLC, the company’s distributor of variable annuities, and Allianz Investment Management, which oversees investment management activities for all Allianz-affiliated insurance companies in North America.

With more than 10 years of compliance experience, Pruitt joins from PNC Asset Management Group, where he served as the chief compliance officer for funds and was senior vice president and director of asset management compliance. Prior to PNC, he was deputy chief compliance officer for the asset management compliance program at Thrivent Financial.

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