Brian Ross was named assistant treasurer of Cincinnati Bell Inc. with responsibilities for overseeing its $1 billion pension fund.
Mr. Ross was an assistant treasurer with United States Shoe Corp., Cincinnati. At Cincinnati Bell, he replaces Len Haussler, who earlier had said he would be joining Geometry Asset Management, New York.
Barbara Glynn has been appointed director at the $65 million Framingham (Mass.) Town Retirement System, replacing Nancy Grifone, who retired recently. Ms. Glynn previously was retirement administrator at the Lexington (Mass.) Retirement System, where she has not yet been replaced.
George Herbst started as vice president for business and finance and treasurer of Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla., overseeing its $70 million endowment. He replaced Louis R. Morrell, who became vice president-investments and treasurer of Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, N.C., overseeing its $500 million endowment fund. Mr. Herbst was treasurer of the University of Dallas. Officials at the Texas school couldn't be reached for comment.
Patricia M. Gammon, former director of investments-capital markets at Yale University, New Haven, Conn., joined Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, New York, as a vice president, a new position. The firm manages more than $400 million in two multimanager funds that invest in such non-traditional areas as merger arbitrage and hedge funds.
At Yale, Ms. Gammon was responsible for more than $2 billion in endowment and non-endowment assets. David Swensen, chief investment officer, declined to comment on whether she would be replaced.
Roger C. Bransford joined Wyatt Investment Consulting, Atlanta, as managing director. He succeeds Mark Scott, who will relocate to the United Kingdom, where he will focus on developing products and services for multinational institutions at Wyatt. Mr. Bransford most recently was a principal with LCG Associates, Atlanta, and has directed the investment consulting practices at Towers Perrin and William M. Mercer. A replacement for Mr. Bransford at LCG has not yet been named.
W. Humphrey Bogart, president and chief executive officer of Fidelity Investments Southwest, Dallas, will step down at the end of March. Mr. Bogart launched the division in 1983; now, he said, he plans to take some time off before pursuing other opportunities in the financial community. He will be succeeded by Mike Mlinac, senior vice president who oversees Fidelity's transfer agent operations in Dallas. Supervision of Fidelity's regional centers, previously handled by Mr. Bogart, will be assumed by John E. Murphy, Fidelity senior vice president in Boston.
Tony Watson was named managing director of AMP Asset Management PLC, London, succeeding Ray Greenshields, who is returning to the AMP Society in Australia as chief general manager, AMP retail financial services.
Mr. Watson formerly was director of international investments for London-based AMP. A successor for him has not yet been named.
Mr. Greenshields set up AMP Asset Management in 1991, managing the assets of AMP Society's two London-based insurance units. Since starting marketing in October 1993 to European pension funds, the London-based unit has garnered some 550 million in pension accounts.
Mr. Greenshields' success in London now has catapulted him to AMP Society's No. 2 job, overseeing its vast insurance business.
Richard Grant, former senior policy associate at the AFL-CIO in Washington, is moving to Sydney, Australia, to become associate director for industry fund services at Legal & General Asset Management Ltd.
Mr. Grant will be creating new financial products and services that will be based on Australian labor funds' investment policies.
Joseph P. Craven joined Putnam Investments, Boston, as senior vice president, consultant relations manager. He will head the consultant relations team and will be updating investment consultants on Putnam's products.
Mr. Craven, formerly of the law firm Bingham, Dana & Gould in Boston, also served as deputy treasurer at the Massachusetts State Teachers & Employees' Retirement System. Mr. Craven is replacing Suzanne Picher, who will be joining the product development department.
World Asset Management, Birmingham, Mich., promoted Todd B. Johnson to the newly created position of chief investment officer. Mr. Johnson also will remain director of equity investments.
Gilbert Andrew Garcia, former president and chief investment officer of Cisneros Asset Management, joined Smith, Graham & Co. Asset Managers, Houston, as executive vice president and director of marketing. He also will serve as a member of the firm's investment advisory committee. Cisneros was dissolved in 1995 after an unsuccessful attempt to merge with another firm.
J. Graham Spiers, former managing director of Boston-based State Street Global Advisors' currency management unit, is joining Quantitative Financial Strategies Inc., Conshohocken, Pa. Mr. Spiers will be managing director, a new position, for the currency management firm with $750 million in assets. Mr. Spiers' duties at State Street Global will be assumed by other personnel.
Mitchell Hutchins Asset Management Inc., New York, hired Donald R. Jones as first vice president with responsibility for small-cap funds, a new position. He will be responsible for managing the PaineWebber Small Cap Value and Small Cap Growth funds. The growth fund will continue to be managed by George D. Bjurman and Associates, Los Angeles; the value fund will be managed by Quest Advisory Corp., New York, until April 1, when Mr. Jones will take over. He previously was a vice president in the asset management group of First Fidelity Bancorp., Newark, N.J., which was acquired last year.
Ron Chapman was named senior vice president and head of international equities at The Dreyfus Corp., New York, as part of the firm's plan to beef up its international equity presence.
He formerly was vice president of the global strategy and management group of Northern Trust, Chicago.
Art Williams, who joined Northern Trust recently, will succeed Mr. Chapman and also will co-manage the international portfolio with Bob LaFluer, senior vice president.
Glenn T. Migliozzi joined Fleet Investment Advisors, Boston, as managing director of fixed income, a new position.
Previously, Mr. Migliozzi was a managing director for State Street Global Advisors, Boston, where his duties have been assumed by several people, a spokeswoman said.
Paul B. Phillips, formerly a senior portfolio manager at Bankers Trust Co., New York, has joined William D. Bitter Inc., New York, as managing director and portfolio manager.
Mr. Phillips managed assets for individuals and private foundations.
Before that he had managed assets for pension and profit-sharing plans.