Christopher P. Schwartz was named chief investment officer of Lindner Asset Management, a new position created as part of a new three-man executive team assisting Doug T. Valassis, Lindner chairman and CEO. Mr. Schwartz was director of the William M. Mercer Global Investment Forum, said Stephanie Poe, Mercer spokeswoman. Steven Blomgren, who had been director of the Institutional Investor Institute, replaced Mr. Schwartz.
Albert A. Pisterzi was named COO, a new position. He was director of marketing for high-net-worth manager Gofen & Glossberg. Deborah Johnson, office manager at Gofen & Glossberg, said Mr. Pisterzi will not be replaced.
Robert L. Miller, who has been vice president and chief administration officer since May 2001, completes the new Lindner executive team.