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Executive Moves

Fiserv Investment Support Reassigns Two Veterans

Fiserv Investment Support Services has reassigned Sean Gultig as head of the advisor services area and John Newman as vice president of institutional plan services. Both will oversee strategic planning and daily operations for their divisions.

Gultig joined Fiserv's predecessor company First Trust in 1996 and most recently headed up institutional retirement plan services. He has also served as director of the TRUSTlynx and OptionsPlus products and as director of First Trust's growth and development group.

Newman has been with Fiserv's predecessor companies for more than 20 years, responsible for managing large Wall Street brokerage relationships, analyzing business acquisitions in the trust industry and developing new products. Most recently, he helped develop a line of unitized managed accounts and collective investment funds for the qualified plans market.

DiPasquale Joins Clinton In Newly Created Position

Clinton Group has hired Ronald DiPasquale as portfolio manager and managing director, a newly created role. He will be responsible for the firm's structured capital and real estate portfolios and will assist with future strategic initiatives.

"Ron's 20 years of experience across structured finance, capital markets and real estate sectors are a perfect fit for us as we continue to expand our capabilities in the asset-backed area of strategic loans and look for additional opportunities in structured capital and commercial real estate," commented George Hall, founder of Clinton Group.

"We are excited to have Ron join our team as we continue to build out our efforts in these sectors. Ron will be an asset to the firm as we continue to expand our capabilities in the future," said Tom Hughes, president and COO of Clinton Group.

Prior to joining Clinton Group, DiPasquale was a managing director at Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Before that, he was at Fortress Investment Group, also as a managing director. He has also worked in the same capacity at Nomura Securities International, as chief financial officer for Credit Store and as a director for Merrill Lynch Mortgage Capital. DiPasquale began his career as a mortgage trader at Salomon Brothers.

Zuckerman Spaeder Taps Leading Attorney Stewart

Zuckerman Spaeder has hired securities defense attorney C. Evan Stewart as a partner in the firm's New York office. Stewart was previously a partner with Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner, where he was the lead trial counsel for Theodore Sihpol, the first person in U.S. history to be tried for late trading.

"Evan is one of the brightest stars of the financial securities litigation bar," said Zuckerman Spaeder Chairman Graeme Bush. "His extensive and diverse trial experience will be a proven asset to our firm's litigation practice and to our New York office."

Stewart has many years of experience in securities, antitrust and complex litigation issues and has argued cases before state and Federal courts and handled arbitration before the NASD, New York Stock Exchange and American Arbitration Association.

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