Henry A. Kissinger, former U.S. secretary of state, was appointed to the European strategy board of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, the Dallas private equity firm.
Mr. Kissinger is chairman of Kissinger Associates Inc. and Kissinger McLarty Associates.
Richard W. Fisher, managing partner of Kissinger McLarty Associates and former deputy U.S. trade representative, also joined the firm's Latin America strategy board.
The $26 billion Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association, Pasadena, Calif., is searching for a senior investment analyst-equities. The search is being conducted in-house. The candidate will replace Kevin Isawa, who left to become a client relationship manager, a new position, at Russell/Mellon Analytical Services, Los Angeles.
Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board, Boston, is searching for a real estate investment analyst. The successful candidate will assist George Wilson, a senior investment officer, in managing and monitoring the external real estate and timberland managers for the $28 billion pension fund. This is a new position, said Mr. Wilson. The search is being conducted in-house.
Jennifer Hom was named portfolio manager-fixed income at the $54 billion Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, Columbus. It's a new position. Ms. Hom had been vice president and director, capital markets, for Swiss Reinsurance. Hudepohl & Associates assisted in the search.
Kathleen Riley has joined the $1.6 billion City of Fresno (Calif.) Retirement Systems as assistant retirement administrator, a new position. She had been benefits manager at the Permanente Medical Group Inc., Oakland, Calif.
SEI Corp., Oaks, Pa., is searching for a product director for its alternative investments program, a new position. It's a key part of a plan to start to offer investments in hedge funds and private equity, said Edward D. Loughlin, president of SEI's asset management group.
The director will help design manager-of-managers investments in the two areas for clients. SEI offers no alternatives investments now. The search is being conducted internally.
Stephen C. Thormahlen, president of Fiduciary Investment Management International, Washington, also was named chief executive officer, a new title at the firm.
Donald Curran was hired as vice president and account manager at Oppenheimer Capital, New York, a new position. He will be responsible for client service and marketing to public funds, said Geoff Mullen, managing director. Previously, Mr. Curran was a marketing director with INVESCO. His responsibilities there were distributed to other public fund marketers.
Patrick Mc Nelis space between is cq was named head of institutional sales-Americas and managing director, both new positions, at Citigroup Asset Management, Stamford, Conn. Previously, he was president of TimesSquare Capital Management. Farhan Sharaff took over for Mr. Mc Nelis at TimesSquare.
Steve Neimeth was appointed portfolio manager/analyst at Neuberger Berman, New York, where he will work with the large-cap equities team. It's a new position. Mr. Neimeth previously was a senior analyst on Bear Stearns Asset Management's large-cap value fund. Bear Stearns officials have not yet named a replacement.
Kenneth Stocker and Kathleen Williams MacLaren were hired as managing directors at Northeast Alternative Strategies, an institutional hedge fund manager launched by New York-based Northeast Securities. Ms. MacLaren and Mr. Stocker will head up the institutional hedge fund division. Ms. MacLaren is based in the firm's new Boston office; Mr. Stocker is based in New York. Mr. Stocker was CIO at RXR Group Inc., which was bought last year by an affiliate of State Street Global Advisors. Ms. MacLaren was a former COO at money management firm ValueQuest, recently acquired by Thomas Weisel Asset Management.
David N. Lubell was hired as senior institutional marketer at New Amsterdam Partners LLC, New York. He will market to public and corporate pension plans as well as foundations and endowments. Previously, Mr. Lubell was vice president of plan sponsor and consultant relations at FTSE Americas Inc., New York, which is searching for a replacement.
F. Brian Cerini was hired as managing director-marketing director for McDonnell Investment Management LLC, Oak Brook, Ill. It is a new position. He had been head of the private client group at Western International Securities.
Greg Phillips was appointed senior vice president of information systems at Atlanta-based INVESCO Retirement Inc., responsible for development of INVESCO's information systems and technology. Most recently, he was chief technologist at Northern Trust, responsible for technology development.
Brian A. Sullivan was named managing director in charge of government securities trading at Beacon Hill Asset Management LLC, Summit, N.J., a new position. A spokesman said Mr. Sullivan also will help manage Beacon Hill's mortgage-backed securities hedge portfolio. Previously, Mr. Sullivan was a managing director at HSBC Securities Inc., New York.
Segall Bryant & Hamill Investment Counsel, Chicago, is searching for a marketing associate to concentrate on consultants and Taft-Hartley plans. The successful candidate will replace Linda Willey, who left for personal reasons, said Philip Hildebrandt, managing director. The search is being conducted in-house.
Sue Rutherford is leaving as principal and senior investment consultant at Ennis Knupp + Associates, Chicago, to join Glenwood Capital Investments, Chicago, a fund-of-hedge-funds firm. She will be co-head of client relations, a new position, said Ross Laser, Glenwood president and managing partner.
Ennis Knupp is searching for one or two senior investment consultants, although they won't directly replace Ms. Rutherford. Her consulting relationships will be assigned to other senior professionals.
Frances Armistead was hired by Atlanta-based LCG Associates as an investment consultant, a new position. Ms. Armistead had been an institutional investment consultant at Arthur Andersen in Atlanta. Before that, she was an investment analyst for the state of North Carolina.