United States Trust Company of New York promoted William A. Brigham, Leigh H. Weiss, Allen G. Oechsner, Angelika R. Maisenberger, and Alexander D. Powers to managing director.

Mr. Brigham is a portfolio manager in the personal wealth division. He joined the company in 1972 from the investment firm of Hornblower & Weeks- Hemphill, Noyes & Co.

Ms. Weiss is the head of the institutional investment management division and co-manager of the company-advised Excelsior Blended Equity Fund. Before joining U.S. Trust as a vice president in 1993, she was a vice president in Goldman Sachs & Co.'s investment banking division.

Mr. Oechsner is head of the institutional client services division. He joined the company in 1973 as a trade in the money markets division.

Ms. Maisenberger is head of the family wealth management group. She came to U.S. Trust as a senior vice president in 1996 from Chase Manhattan Bank, where was a vice president and manager of the wealthy-family servicing group. Earlier she was a systems engineer at the New York financial branch of International Business Machines.

Mr. Powers is head of the taxable fixed-income department. He joined the company in 1996 as a senior vice president, leaving Chase Asset Management Inc., where he was vice president and head of the U.S. taxable fixed-income investments department. Before coming to Chase he was a vice president and portfolio manager at Liberty Capital Management Inc.

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