Harold E. Sharon and Vincent J. McBride were appointed director and senior portfolio manager, respectively, for a new international core equity strategy of Lord Abbett & Co., Jersey City, N.J. Also joining the team are Todd D. Jacobson, Todor Petrov and Yarek Aranowicz. All five previously worked at Credit Suisse Asset Management, New York, where they established a similar strategy. Mr. Sharon left CSAM in 2001 to become an independent consultant on international investments. Mr. McBride, who oversaw the strategy at CSAM until July, has been succeeded by Nancy Nierman; she had been a portfolio manager on the team. Other members of the CSAM international equity team assumed the duties of those who left, according to a CSAM spokeswoman.