Arnold C. Schneider, senior vice president of the Wellington Management Co., is leaving the firm at the end of the year. A Wellington spokeswoman confirmed his planned departure, but would not provide any other information. Mr. Schneider, who is reportedly starting his own firm, would not comment.
Craig W. Abbott was named managing director and chief administrative officer in New York for Caisse des Depots Group, one of France's biggest state-owned institutions and money managers. He formerly was a managing director of Lehman Brothers.
Andrew Oliver rejoined Sonnenblick-Goldman Co., New York, as a managing director and principal, a new position.
Mr. Oliver, a partner in the firm, is working on real estate and debt and equity investments. He left in 1989 for Morgan Stanley & Co., where he focused on corporate and retail real estate banking.
Prior to his return, Mr. Oliver was president at Chase Real Estate Advisors, New York. Chase is still searching for his replacement.
Merrie S. Frankel joined The O'Connor Group, New York, as a senior vice president and portfolio manager for the Argo partnerships, O'Connor's venture capital real estate funds.
She formerly was a senior manager for the Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group, Los Angeles, where she did strategic real estate consulting for real estate companies and real estate investment trusts, with a special emphasis on mergers, consolidations, reorganizations and restructurings.
William H. Gross, managing director with Pacific Investment Management, and the late Fischer Black were inducted last week into the Hall of Fame of the Fixed Income Analysts Society. Mr. Gross was recognized for his investment track record and contributions to the financial markets, while Mr. Black was honored for his work on options valuations.
The Hall of Fame's first inductee last year was Martin Leibowitz, now chief investement officer of CREF Investments and formerly Salomon Brother's bond guru.
Matthew Lugar and Lawrence Romaneck were named vice presidents of marketing at Morgan Grenfell Capital Management, New York. Both are new positions and are part of an expansion of the firm's mutual fund marketing strategy. Mr. Lugar had been in charge of marketing at Vontobel USA, New York, where he has yet to be replaced. Mr. Romaneck was regional vice president for Mackenzie Ivy Mutual Funds, Boca Raton, Fla., where his replacement is being sought.
John Burton joined Diversified Investment Advisors as a director of client management based in the firm's New England/Upstate New York office. He replaces Tom Otskey, who assumed a similar position in Diversified's New York office.
He formerly was a new business plan consultant with Trust Consultants Inc., San Mateo, Calif., where he managed defined contribution plan client and investment company relationships.
Stephen M. Evans joined Systematic Financial Management L.P., Fort Lee, N.J., as managing director of institutional marketing and client services, a new position. Mr. Evans had been regional marketing director at Waddell & Reed, Overland Park, Kan: he has not yet been replaced.
Mr. Evans will be responsible for national marketing of Systematic's core value equity product to corporate pension executives and for consultant relationships.
Brian H. Graff was named executive director of the American Society of Pension Actuaries. He replaced Chester J. Salkind, the group's longtime head, who is retiring in January. Mr. Graff was legislative counsel to the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, where he provided policy and technical analysis on pensions, Social Security and employee benefits issues.