Evercore appoints new chief

Boutique advisory firm Evercore Partners has named Ralph Schlosstein chief executive officer and president with immediate effect, chairman Roger Altman announced yesterday. Schlosstein, a co-founder and former president of fund manager BlackRock, will work with the chairman to expand Evercore’s global reach and diversify its operations. “Our goal is to build Evercore into a global, diversified firm and Ralph is uniquely qualified to do this,” said Altman.