Abdallah Nauphal was named deputy chief executive of Insight Investment Management, according to spokeswoman Claire Tappenden. It is a new position. Mr. Nauphal, who will remain CIO, will also assume strategic business planning responsibilities.
Russell O'Brien was named director of alternative investments for the East Coast at Russell Investment Group. The sales position was created in response to increasing demand for alternative investment products from Russell's outsourcing platform, such as private equity, hedge funds and real estate, said Jennifer Tice, Russell spokeswoman. Mr. O'Brien was director and head of sales and marketing for Credit Suisse Asset Management's transition management business. Credit Suisse spokeswoman Mary Claire Delaney declined to comment.
Yakoub Yakoubov joined Watson Wyatt Investment Consulting as a London-based senior consultant specializing in asset-liability modeling, according to a news release. It is a new position. He will report to Mark Beardall, global head of investment systems. Mr. Yakoubov was head of investment modeling at Aon Consulting, where he had worked since 1998. Aon Consulting spokeswoman Nessa Kearney could not be reached by press time for information about Mr. Yakoubov's replacement.
Andrew Vollmer was named deputy general counsel of the SEC, according to a news release. He replaces Meyer Eisenberg, who retired in January. Mr. Vollmer is a partner in the law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, where he is vice chairman of the securities department.
Zvi Bodie was named a professor of finance in the School of Management at Boston University; he will be the first Norman and Adele Barron Professor of Management. Mr. Bodie, a well-known finance academic, joined Boston University in 1972.
Jose A. Torres joined private equity firm Energy Investors Funds as senior vice president, said Alex J. Stockham, spokesman. It is a new position. Mr. Torres was vice president and head of the structured finance group at CoBank, a $34 billion agricultural credit bank.
Claude Lamoureux, CEO of the C$90 billion (US$81.5 billion) Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Toronto, will retire by the end of 2007, confirmed Deborah Hannah, spokeswoman. Fund officials have not yet made plans regarding his replacement, she said.