Robert Battle was named COO of global institutional business at SSB Citi Asset Management Group. He replaces Victor Filatov, who will head both corporate development for SSB Citi Asset and Internet strategy for the global investment management and private banking groups for parent Citigroup.
Mr. Battle was co-head of North American institutional investment management for SSB Citi Asset; Larry Keblusek, the other co-head, will assume solo responsibility for the North American investment management side of the business. Mr. Battle was also co-chief investment officer, along with Ellen Sonsino. She will remain in her position, joined by Giri Bogavelli, who will assume the other co-CIO position. Mr. Bogavelli had been in the research area of SSB Citi, said Mary Regan, a spokeswoman.
Also, Mercer Cook III was named deputy head of North American institutional sales, a new position. Mr. Cook will remain director of marketing and client service for SSB Citi clients in the Southeast and Midwest.