Apollo Global Management Inc. (NYSE: APO) has hired Roger Ferguson as vice chairman of Apollo. Ferguson will serve as an advisor to the firm and its senior leaders on strategic asset management and retirement services initiatives, while seeking to enhance new deal origination and deepen relationships with investors, regulators, industry leader and the broader financial services community.
Apollo chief executive officer Marc Rowan said, “Roger is a proven leader in the retirement and financial services space, and we are excited to welcome him to the team and benefit from his vast experience. As we continue to execute on our strategic priorities and position Apollo at the forefront of tomorrow’s financial services ecosystem, retirement services and constant innovation underpin our long-term objectives. Roger brings unmatched expertise in both arenas and more, and we look forward to working closely with him to build on our strengths and capitalize on new opportunities to provide better access to high quality products that deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns.”
Ferguson said, “Apollo is a differentiated leader across the investment landscape, and I am thrilled to partner with Marc and the rest of the talented team at this time. The firm is executing on a visionary growth strategy during an incredibly dynamic period in the retirement and financial services space. I look forward to leveraging my own experience and insight to assist in generating excess returns for clients and carrying out the Firm’s strategic initiatives.”
Ferguson most recently served as the president and CEO of TIAA, a provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields.
From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Ferguson was vice chairman of the board of governors of the United States Federal Reserve System. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve System, he was a partner at McKinsey & Co., where he worked from 1984 to 1997. He began his career as an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardell.
Ferguson currently serves on the boards of Alphabet Inc., Blend Labs, Corning and International Flavors and Fragrances as well as several private fintech companies and a number of non-profits including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Smithsonian Institution.