John Matwey was named director of risk management and portfolio services at Tremont Capital Management. He will direct risk management and portfolio services. Mr. Matwey's title is new, said Meaghan Smith, a spokeswoman. "The position is simply a result of centralizing the responsibilities related to risk management under one person," she said. Mr. Matwey was head of RiskMetrics' hedge fund unit until six months ago, when Ron Papanek, head of buy-side sales, assumed the role, said John Roderick, a RiskMetrics spokesman. Mr. Matwey remained active in the hedge fund unit until he left RiskMetrics about two months ago, Mr. Roderick said.
Christopher Guinther was named senior portfolio manager of Northern Trust Global Investments' Small Cap Growth fund. He will report to John Cole, NTGI's head of active growth equity. Mr. Guinther replaces Andrew Flynn, who left the firm earlier this year to join William Blair & Co. as an analyst, said Guy Lawrence, spokesman for Northern. Mr. Guinther, who focuses on fundamental portfolio management, was a small-cap growth portfolio manager. Terri Shell, Principal spokeswoman, could not provide details on Mr. Guinther's replacement by press time.
Delaware Investments will switch the investment team of its large-cap value equity-total shareholder return strategy over the next few months, said spokeswoman Laurel O'Brien. As reported late Tuesday on Pensions & Investments' website, www.pionline.com, the $3.4 billion in institutional client money currently run by the firm's veteran eight-member portfolio management team will be moved to a team led by D. Tysen Nutt Jr. that Delaware lifted out from Merrill Lynch Investment Managers in 2004. It is unclear if new roles will be found for the old TSR team, led by CIO Timothy G. Connors. According to Delaware's website, team members include senior portfolio managers John B. Fields, George E. Demin and Brian T. Hannon. Ms. O'Brien declined to identify the other four members of the team. Mr. Connors' team, which managed the bulk of the firm's assets 10 years ago, enjoyed strong relationships with several long-term clients, according to one ex-Delaware veteran, who declined to be named. Mr. Connors didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.
Loraine E. McEvoy was named director of consultant relations at WisdomTree Investments, a new position. WisdomTree is expected to launch proprietary index strategies pitched to institutional and individual investors. Ms. McEvoy closed her 4-year-old firm, Investment Management Solutions, a consultant to money managers, to join WisdomTree. Previously, she had spent 15 years at Pilgrim Baxter as vice president in the institutional area.