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Eveillard Will Stay With SoGen Funds

Jean-Marie Eveillard, the prominent mutual fund portfolio manager, will remain with the SoGen Funds of New York for at least five years despite Eveillard's sale of his interest in the fund group. Eveillard and Societe Generale Asset Management of Paris are selling the SoGen Funds' investment adviser - Societe Generale Asset Management Corp. of New York - to Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder of New York. Eveillard, who owns about 20 percent of the fund adviser, has signed an employment contract to remain with the fund group as the person primarily responsible for its day-to-day management, according to a proxy statement the funds filed with the SEC Oct. 22. In addition, Arnhold and Bleichroeder will pay Eveillard for his stake over approximately seven years, the proxy statement said. The purchase price for the firm was not disclosed.