Methodist General Board investment team recruits alts executive

Amy Bulger joined the Wespath Investment Management division of the $19.1 billion General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of The United Methodist Church, Glenview, Ill., as manager of alternative investments, a new position, according to a Wespath statement.

Ms. Bulger was an investment analyst for the $28.8 billion Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, Oak Brook.

Ms. Bulger oversees research on current and prospective allocations to private equity and real estate within Wespath’s multimanager funds, including a $6.8 billion U.S. equity fund, which has $224 million in private equity and $341 million in private real estate, and a $2.9 billion international equity fund, which has $21 million in private equity and $13 million in private real estate.

In all, Wespath has $744 million allocated to alternatives.

Brian Boyer, Wespath director of equities, had also handled the analytical duties for alternatives allocations, M. Colette Nies, Wespath managing director, communications, said in a e-mail. Mr. Boyer will remain involved in this process.

Further information was unavailable from Linda Horrell, IMRF communications manager.