Wayne Plewniak left Neuberger Berman, where he was a portfolio manager on the firm's Income Opportunity Fund, according to spokesman Randall Whitestone. Neuberger Berman portfolio managers Ann Benjamin and Thomas O'Reilly have replaced Mr. Plewniak, who managed the high-yield corporate debt portion of the fund. Both Ms. Benjamin and Mr. O'Reilly will continue to manage high-yield and blended credit portfolios for the firm. Steven Brown will continue to manage the real estate component of the Income Opportunity Fund. Mr. Whitestone declined to offer further details on Mr. Plewniak's departure.
Matthew Wilkinson was named consulting analyst for Yanni Partners, according to a news release. He will support the firm's consultants in research projects, manager searches and client reports. Lisa Marcotullio, COO of Yanni, could not be reached for further details by press time. Mr. Wilkinson was a manager at Robert Half International, a specialized financial recruiting firm.
Sue Curtis was named client adviser in the U.K. institutional team at JPMorgan Asset Management in London, according to a spokeswoman. It is a new position. Ms. Curtis was previously new business development executive at JPMorgan's worldwide securities services division. Her position will be covered internally, according to a spokeswoman for the division.