Arbel Eichbaum was appointed director of marketing at AXA Rosenberg Group; the firm will open an office in New York by the end of summer, and he will lead the effort, said Stéphane Prunet, CEO. The New York office is part of the firm's plans for continued growth in its North American business, said spokeswoman Jennifer Morgan in an e-mail. AXA Rosenberg will add staff to its East Coast operation "over time and as needed," Ms. Morgan said. The firm has $62.5 billion in assets under management as of June 30. Mr. Eichbaum was director of strategy and product development for the firm and worked in its Orinda, Calif., headquarters. David Fourgoux, a member of the product strategy team in the firm's London office, will assume Mr. Eichbaum's responsibilities in addition to his current duties, Ms. Morgan said.
Judith Rosenberg was named chief compliance officer at Forward Management, investment adviser for the Forward Funds, said Victoria Odinotska, spokeswoman. It is a new position. Ms. Rosenberg has been involved in the legal and compliance end of the securities business since 1984; she was senior attorney at Morgan Stanley from 1984 to 1997 and 2002 to 2005, and director of compliance at Morgan Stanley Online between 1997 and 2002.
Stephen DiGirolamo joined consulting firm Yanni Partners as a consulting analyst, a new position, said Lisa Marcotullio, director of operations. He will support the firm's consulting staff on client-related projects and quarterly reports, said Ms. Marcotullio, adding Yanni has completed the expansion of its consultant analyst team. Mr. DiGirolamo was a defined contribution plan administrator for Federated Investors. Federated spokeswoman Meghan McAndrew said Mr. DiGirolamo's position was filled but further details were not available.