United States Trust Company of New York has hired Elizabeth A. Sonders as a managing director for its Cambell, Coperthwait division. The division specializes in investing in high-quality, large-capital growth stocks.

Ms. Sonders will join Michael K. Shields, president, and Neil W. Danzger, managing director, on the division's investment policy committee. She will also work on its portfolio management team.

Ms. Sonders was a managing director at Avatar Associates, a New York- based asset management firm. She was a co-chairwoman of Avatar's stock selection committee as well as a member of its management committee.

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