T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW) named William Stromberg, a 28-year veteran of the company, as chief executive officer to replace James A.C. Kennedy, who will step down at the end of this year.
Stromberg is currently head of global equity and global equity research at the Baltimore-based firm, according to a statement Wednesday. Kennedy will retire from T. Rowe in April 2016.
Kennedy, 61, has been with T. Rowe Price for 38 years, the last nine as CEO and president. He guided the money manager through the 2008 financial crisis without losses, helping it maintain its streak of reporting a profit every quarter since it went public in 1986.