Beth Dater, Steve Lurito, Sammy Oh and John Rhodes were hired by Forstmann-Leff Associates LLC, New York, as managing directors and portfolio managers to add small- and small/midcap capability to its midcap and large-cap growth product line, said Richard Goldman, president and chief executive officer. The four had worked together at Warburg Pincus in the 1980s and later at Credit Suisse Asset Management, New York, which purchased Warburg Pincus in 1999, although only Mr. Oh and Mr. Rhodes were working at CSAM through 2004.
At CSAM, Robert Janis, who heads the company's post-venture-capital investment product, has become lead portfolio manager for CSAM's small-cap product as well, said Gail Landis, CSAM's head of U.S. sales and marketing. Marian Pardo, a 24-year investment veteran on the large-cap equity team, also will look after CSAM's small/midcap product, Ms. Landis said. Meanwhile a number of analysts on the small-cap team, including Allen Margolius, Leo Bernstein and Calvin Chung, were named portfolio managers, Ms. Landis said. CSAM may opt not to fill the vacancy left by Mr. Rhodes, whose role on the small-cap team focused on business development and client relationships.