Bruce Fink was named chief investment officer for the $11.25 billion Indiana Public Employees' Retirement Fund, Indianapolis. He replaces Patricia J. Gerrick, who left in fall 2003. Mr. Fink was pension fund manager of the $2.36 billion Cincinnati Retirement System. Calls regarding his replacement were referred to Jack Walsh, investment officer, who couldn't be reached.
William Sweetnam Jr., benefits tax counsel in the Office of Tax Policy at the Treasury Department, is leaving his position Feb. 25 to return to the private sector. Mr. Sweetnam, who has held the position since the beginning of President Bush's first term, said he will vacation in Tuscany in April before looking for a job. No replacement has been named. "I will be open for everything. We'll see what's available here, New York, wherever," he said, adding that he helped produce guidance on deferred compensation plans, and "I will have helped get out the pension reform stuff, so I feel comfortable leaving."
Robert Burdick was named chief marketing officer at Pequot Capital Management, a hedge fund manager with $6.5 billion in assets under management. It is a new position. Jonathan Gashalter, a spokesman for Pequot, confirmed the appointment but declined to provide more details. Mr. Burdick was senior managing director and head of institutional business development at MacKay Shields. Ellen Metzger, a spokeswoman for Mackay Shields, was unable to provide information about Mr. Burdick's replacement.