(Bloomberg) -- Evercore Partners Inc., the merger-advisory firm founded by Roger Altman, appointed MetLife Inc.’s William Wheeler to the board amid the boutique bank’s push to strengthen its reach ininsurance.

Evercore increased the size of its board to 10 as it added Wheeler, the New York-based firm said Friday in a filing. He is president of the Americas business at MetLife, the largest U.S. life insurer.

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