Chad M. Kilmer and Karen L. Bowie were named co-portfolio managers of US Bancorp Asset Management's First American Small Cap Value Fund, according to spokeswoman Cheryl Stone. They replace Mark Leslie, who joined William Blair as co-portfolio manager of its $326 million Value Discovery small-cap value fund. Mr. Kilmer and Ms. Bowie were equity research analysts with US Bancorp. Ms. Stone couldn't provide further details by press time.
Joseph H. Wender was named managing director at alternatives manager GSC Partners and chairman of the firm's month-old real estate investment trust, GSC Capital Corp. It is a new position. Mr. Wender will work closely with Alfred C. Eckert III, chairman and CEO, and other GSC senior executives, identifying new investment opportunities and geographic expansion, said Carl J. Crosetto, spokesman. Mr. Wender will serve on several investment committees within the structured finance unit of GSC, Mr. Crosetto said. Mr. Wender retired earlier this year from Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner specializing in mergers and banking industry transactions.
Shana Mulkerin was named a consultant at Angeles Investment Advisors, said Michael Rosen, co-founder and principal. The position is new. Ms. Mulkerin's position was created because of the firm's growth. Ms. Mulkerin was a senior associate at Wilshire Associates. Kim Shepherd, Wilshire spokeswoman, said Ms. Mulkerin's responsibilities have been assumed by other staff members.