Credit Suisse Asset Management/Americas of New York has hired Jim McCaughan as chief executive officer and promoted William Priest to chairman. McCaughan was previously president and chief operating officer of Oppenheimer Capital of New York and Priest was the chief executive officer of CSAM/Americas.

Credit Suisse Asset Management/Warburg Pincus Funds of New York has hired Whit Wannamaker director of new business development and client services, a new position. Wannamaker was previously director of sales and marketing at Worldwide Index Funds of Pasadena, Calif.

Robert Anselmi has been named general counsel and senior managing director of New York Life Asset Management of Parsippany, N.J. Anselmi was previously managing director and senior counsel at Lehman Bros. of New York.

Ellen Molle has joined Liberty Funds Group of Boston as vice president for communications. She was previously head of communications for FleetBoston Financial Corp. of Boston.

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