Robert C. Peck Jr. was named executive vice president and CIO-fixed income at Zurich Kemper. He will oversee $30 billion in mutual fund bond assets and will direct the mutual fund fixed-income department. He replaced J. Patrick Beimford, who will return to his role as co-portfolio manager of several bond funds and adds responsibility for managing fixed-income investments within certain Kemper equity funds.
Mr. Peck had been CIO of fixed income and an executive vice president at Van Kampen American Capital in Houston. Van Kampen American did not return calls regarding a replacement.
David Hodes has joined Morgan Stanley as a principal in real estate investment banking, a new position, where he will provide pension funds with real estate investment banking services. He formerly was a managing director with Yarmouth Group, which he left in 1996. Mr. Hodes had a short tenure as a principal with the Asia Multi-Strategies Fund, an emerging markets investment partnership