Curtis Arledge is Vice Chairman of BNY Mellon and Chief Executive Officer of Investment Management, which includes the company's asset management and wealth management businesses. Additionally, Curtis is a member of BNY Mellon's Executive Committee, which is the senior-most governing body of the corporation.
Prior to joining BNY Mellon in November 2010, Curtis was the chief investment officer for fundamental fixed income portfolios at BlackRock, Inc. He joined BlackRock from Wachovia Corporation, where he was the global head of the fixed income division within the bank's corporate and investment banking group. He spent 12 years of his career at Wachovia, and had oversight for various business lines in the U.S., Europe and Asia, including leveraged finance, investment grade, global rates, structured products, corporate loan and commercial real estate portfolios, and financial institutions investment banking.
From 1993 to 1996, Curtis was a founding member of Mariner Investment Group, specializing in fixed income arbitrage trading. From 1988 to 1993, he was a fixed income portfolio manager at BlackRock. A graduate of Princeton University, Curtis began his career as an analyst with Salomon Brothers in 1987.
Curtis is a member of the U.S. Treasury Department's Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee. He also serves as a director of Autism Speaks, the largest autism science and advocacy organization in the U.S.