US - Denver-based Janus Capital Group has appointed Girard Miller, executive vice president and chief operating officer, starting June 30, 2003.
As COO, he will oversee Janus’s day-to-day operations, except its investment management units and institutional sales department.
Miller who was president and CEO of the ICMA Retirement Corporation has 30 years experience in investment services and financial management. From 1987 to 1993 he also worked at Fidelity Investments in Boston.
He will now report to Janus Capital Group President and chief executive officer, Mark Whiston.
Whiston said. “As I continue to focus on improving fund performance and broadening our product lineup, Girard will play a key role in implementing our strategy, orchestrating the operational aspects of our business and ensuring that Janus runs efficiently.”
In addition to announcing Miller’s appointment, Whiston provided an update on Janus’ search for a chief investment officer.
“We’re interviewing CIO candidates who could also serve as president, reflecting the vital role this person will play in leading the company’s investment team and representing Janus in the marketplace,” he said.
“We’re being very deliberate in our search and, based on the high-calibre people we’ve seen, are confident that we’ll attract the right person.”
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