Daniel Pedrotty was named director of the AFL-CIO Office of Investment. He replaced Damon A. Silvers
, who became acting director after William Patterson left last year to join CtW Investment Group as executive director, said Chris Huang, researcher, in an interview. Mr. Silvers remains associate general counsel with the AFL-CIO. Mr. Pedrotty was an attorney in the office, which promotes retirement security and corporate governance activity by encouraging corporate accountability, responsible CEO pay and shareholder rights, Mr. Pedrotty said in an interview. Union-sponsored plans have more than $400 billion in combined assets, he noted.
James W. Angelica was named senior research analyst at Fund Evaluation Group, confirmed Susan Mahan Fasig, managing principal and director o
f alternative investments. Mr. Angelica, who reports to Ms. Fasig, will be responsible for private capital investment manager research, with a primary focus on buyout funds. He was a principal at State Street Global Advisors; Brian Willinsky, spokesman for SSgA, was not able to comment at press time.