Charter recruits Guggenheim, Credit Suisse veterans for finance gigs

Charles Fisher named SVP of corporate finance; Stefan Anninger joins as VP of investor relations
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When Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR) reports fourth-quarter results on Feb. 22, Wall Street analysts will likely hear the voices of two of their former colleagues on its earnings call.

Charles Fisher, Charter

Fisher (Image source: Charter)

Charter announced late Monday that Guggenheim Securities Managing Director Charles Fisher will begin working in its new Stamford, Conn., headquarters on Feb. 11 as SVP of corporate finance. The fourth largest U.S. cable MSO also named Stefan Anninger, a former VP and senior equity analyst at Credit Suisse, VP of investor relations.

Fisher may be able to help Charter pursue mergers and acquisitions, including a possible bid for Cablevision's (NYSE: CVC) Optimum West cable systems. Before joining Guggenheim, Fisher ran the media investment banking practice in the Americas for Nomura Securities. He also worked earlier as a managing director for Lehman Brothers in New York and London.

Anninger is a veteran of Showtime Networks, where he was director of corporate strategy and international, and director of business development. He also worked previously at JP Morgan and Bear Stearns.

Both Fisher and Anninger will report to Charter EVP and CFO Christopher Winfrey. "I have worked with both Charles and Stefan over the years, and their financial expertise and knowledge of our industry will serve Charter well," Winfrey said in a prepared statement.

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