Curtis Arledge is a Vice Chairman of BNY Mellon and Chief Executive Officer of Investment Management, which includes the company’s asset management and wealth management businesses. BNY Mellon Investment Management is a leading global asset manager and in the top 10 in the U.S., with $1.7 trillion in assets under management.
Curtis is also head of the BNY Mellon Markets Group, which includes the company’s Foreign Exchange, Securities Finance, Collateral Management and Segregation, Capital Markets and Prime Brokerage businesses. Additionally, Curtis is a member of BNY Mellon's Executive Committee, the senior-most governing body of the corporation, and is the Executive Committee sponsor for BNY Mellon's Women's Initiative Network (WIN). Reflecting BNY Mellon's commitment to diversity and workplace excellence, WIN is one of six Employee Resource Groups that support employees with shared interests.
Prior to joining BNY Mellon in 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 Vice Chair of the U.S. Treasury Department's Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee and a member of the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame. He serves on the Board of Trustees of International House New York, an international cultural exchange program, and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Bond Market Association, a predecessor organization to SIFMA.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of Autism Speaks, the largest autism science and advocacy organization in the U.S., and the Board of Advisors of The New England Center for Children, a private, nonprofit autism research and education center.
BNY Mellon Investment Management is the umbrella organization for BNY Mellon's affiliated investment management firms and global distribution companies. Each investment management firm has its own proprietary investment processes, and focused investment approaches for specific markets and/or asset classes. Collectively, BNY Mellon Asset Management's boutiques represent a great breadth and depth of expertise in virtually every major asset class and sector.
BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which ranks among the top 10 U.S. wealth managers, provides wealth planning, investment management and banking services to individuals and families, family offices, and charitable gift programs through offices in 18 states and four countries.