George Canellos, 48, has one of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s top jobs. The SEC’s new chairman, Mary Jo White, appointed him as co-director of the enforcement division, along with Andrew Ceresney, a former partner of White’s at Debevoise & Plimpton. Their job is to oversee 1,200 investigators, accountants and lawyers who try to root out corruption on Wall Street. Canellos should be above reproach.
TIAA-CREF, the provider of retirement accounts for teachers and non-profit organizations, named Robert Leary as president of the asset-management business that has been expanding by overseeing funds for institutional investors.
Madison Square Garden Co. has hired Dave Howard as president of MSG Sports, putting the longtime New York Mets’ executive in charge of the business operations of basketball’s Knicks and hockey’s Rangers.
Last June, three men squeezed inside a wind turbine in China’s Gobi Desert. They were employees of American Superconductor Corp., a maker of computer systems that serve as the electronic brains of the device. From time to time, AMSC workers are required to head out to a wind farm in some desolate location -- that’s where the wind usually is -- to check on the equipment, do maintenance, make repairs, and keep the customers happy.
Robert McKeon, the founder of private-equity firm Veritas Capital and a former chairman of Wasserstein Perella Management Partners, died Sept. 10 at his home in Darien, Connecticut. The cause of death was suicide, according to the office of Connecticut’s chief medical examiner.
Sept. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Kuba Kowalski, the top men’s singles tennis player at Fordham University, talks about his relationship with Polish tennis player Agnieszka Radwanska, the No. 2 seed at the U.S. Open. Kowalski spoke to Bloomberg’s Eben Novy-Williams at the U.S. Open in New York, prior to Radwanska's loss to 20th seed Roberta Vinci. (Source: Bloomberg)