Bill Muysken will join Thames River Capital as a portfolio manager of the London-based firm's multimanager hedge fund division, according to Thames CFO Loudon Greenlees. The position is new. Mr. Muysken currently is global head of research at Mercer Investment Consulting, a project-based role in which he just finished setting up dedicated alternatives research capability for the firm, said Claire Blackwell, Mercer's global director of marketing. In May 2006, Mr. Muysken's role as global head of manager research was assumed by Andy Barber, according to Mercer. Ms. Blackwell said Mr. Muysken won't be replaced; Mercer will look internally for someone to lead the newly established alternatives research operation and probably will seek additional recruits from outside the company to replace him on global tactical asset allocation and currency research. In a news release, Ken Kinsey-Quick, who leads Thames' multimanager division, said Mr. Muysken "brings a wealth of knowledge in manager selection and will assist in ensuring the continuation of performance as we grow the business."
Ann Moe, president at Rigel Capital, is retiring on June 30. In an interview, she said her responsibilities at Rigel will be split between Todd Jessup and Lynn Rowley. Mr. Jessup, formerly senior vice president, was named director of marketing and client service. Ms. Rowley, vice president of operations and administration and deputy chief compliance officer, will assume Ms. Moe's financial and operations management responsibilities and retain her title. The transitions at the $2.3 billion growth equity firm are "about the next generation taking on the leadership roles," said Ms. Moe, who plans to do volunteer work and travel during her retirement.
National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust, Washington, is searching for a managing director, global public markets, a new position at the $29.4 billion pension plan. The search is being handled internally. Applicants should e-mail the plan at [email protected] All questions were referred to William Raver, CEO and CIO, who did not return calls by press time.
Michael D. Cairns was named a senior consultant at New England Pension Consultants, targeting Taft-Hartley plans, said chairman and CEO Richard M. Charlton. The position is new. Mr. Cairns will bolster NEPC's ability to serve an area that had "one of the highest growth rates of any of our sectors last year," which currently accounts for 20% of the firm's business, Mr. Charlton said. Mr. Cairns was a senior investment consultant in Boston for Taft-Hartley sector leader Marco Consulting Group. Jack Marco, chairman of Marco Consulting, couldn't immediately be reached for information on whether Mr. Cairns would be replaced.