Bloomberg -- Evercore Partners Inc., the investment bank founded by former U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman, hired Jewelle Bickford as a partner in its wealth- management unit.

Bickford was a senior strategist at GenSpring Family Offices, New York-based Evercore said today in a statement. Before joining GenSpring in 2009, she was a global partner at Rothschild Group, where she was head of debt capital markets for its broker-dealer unit. She previously merged her investment-banking firm into Rothschild Inc. in 1994.

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