Charles A. Service, former vice president, capital management and trust investments with Unisys Corp., Blue Bell, Pa., joined Brinson Partners, Chicago, as a partner, working in the account management area. A staffer at Unisys said Edward Sarkisian, previously Unisys' manager of investment programs, has been promoted to take the job vacated by Mr. Service.
James H. Gomez was appointed deputy executive officer of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, Sacramento. Mr. Gomez, currently the director of the California Department of Corrections, will serve as chief operating officer of the $103 billion fund. He replaces Richard Koppes, who retired as deputy executive officer and general counsel.
Marshall Burman, chairman of the board for the $5.4 billion Illinois State Board of Investment, Chicago, resigned as chairman effective Jan. 1 and will be replaced by Erhard Chorle, another board member.
Mr. Burman plans on continuing as a board member until his current term expires in 2000.
Garth Dickey, executive director of the $5.3 billion Indiana Public Employees' Retirement Fund, Indianapolis, was reappointed to his position by Gov.-elect Frank O'Bannon.
Mr. Dickey said staff members continue to work on the move toward equity investment following a state constitutional change allowing it.
Robert G. Flater was named president of the international group of Fidelity Institutional Retirement Services Co., Boston. He will head the development and administration of Fidelity's global defined contribution business, which currently is focused in Canada and the United Kingdom. Mr. Flater formerly was vice president, financial institutions group at A.T. Kearney.
In addition, Frederick J. Knapp was named managing director of FIRSCo's U.K. office, reporting to Mr. Flater. He had been president of the Fidelity customer processing group.
Thomas Haslett, formerly a managing director and senior portfolio manager at Montgomery Asset Management, San Francisco, joined Putnam Investments, Boston, as managing director and chief investment officer of the emerging markets group, international equity. The position is new. At Montgomery, Mr. Haslett's duties have been assumed by others.
Jonathan Taylor, a director at Baring Asset Management Ltd., London, is taking early retirement Jan. 31.
Mr. Taylor, a 27-year Baring veteran, had taken responsibility for the firm's corporate communications from the time of the firm's crisis, which led to its acquisition by ING Group. He also markets in South Africa; he will remain a director of the firm's New York-listed Greater China Fund Inc.
His current duties have not yet been reassigned.