Christianna Wood was named senior investment officer for global equities at the $149 billion California Public Employees Retirement System, Sacramento. She is leaving Denver Investment Advisors, where she was vice president, portfolio manager and director of the firms $600 million in value strategies.
Ms. Wood is taking the role vacated by Mark Anson, who was promoted to CIO. Ms. Wood will oversee the funds $86 billion in domestic and international investments in publicly held stocks and its external equity managers and consultants. She also will oversee the hedge fund program, its domestic long-short program, corporate governance, cash management and manager development program. Steve Niss of Futures International conducted the search.
At Denver Investment Advisors, David L. Hand, a research analyst on the value team, was promoted to team leader overseeing the firms $400 million in small-cap and midcap value strategies. Mark M. Adelmann remains team captain for Denvers $200 million in large-cap value investments.