Money manager ClearBridge advisors notified clients on December 1st, 2011 of CEO Peter Sundman's departure. Part of the reason behind the departure is cost, although other details were not available. Any material impact on the investment teams at ClearBridge seems unlikely as the investment teams and Chief Investment Officer remain in place.
The position will not be filled with a replacement and instead the CEO responsibilities will be consolidated with those of ClearBridge President Terrence Murphy. Murphy served as the Chief Operating Officer at ClearBridge since 2006 and was promoted to President in 2011. Prior to his work at ClearBridge, he was part of the Citigroup Asset Management team holding positions as director of planning and analysis and chief financial officer.
Source: Morningstar Advisors