United Technologies CIO named CIEBA chairwoman

Robin Diamonte, chief investment officer at United Technologies Corp., Hartford, Conn., was named chairwoman of the Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets.

Ms. Diamonte oversees $16.5 billion in defined benefit and $14.8 billion in defined contribution assets at United Technologies. Ms. Diamonte will replace Ralph Egizi, director of benefits finance and investments for Eastman Chemical Co., Johnson City, Tenn., for a two-year term.

Raymond Kanner, managing director and CIO of IBM Corp., Armonk, N.Y., was named vice chairman, replacing Ms. Diamonte.

CIEBA members represent more than 115 of the largest pension funds in the U.S. and manage $1.4 trillion of defined benefit and defined contribution plan assets.