Wendy Notsinneh was named chief of governmental affairs at CalPERS, said Clark McKinley, spokesman. Ms. Notsinneh is replacing Lisa Marie Hammond, who became a staff attorney in the legal office of the $228.7 billion California Public Employees' Retirement System, Sacramento. Prior to joining CalPERS, Ms. Notsinneh served as chief of staff to former California Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg.
Stephen Dowd was promoted to vice president, infrastructure, and Alan Wilson to vice president, fixed income, at the C$100 billion (US$85.2 billion) Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, said Deborah Allan, spokeswoman. Mr. Dowd is replacing Ron Lepin, who left, Ms. Allan said. Both men were promoted from director and will not be replaced.
Steven Bloom was named senior managing director at hedge fund of funds Silver Creek Capital Management, confirmed spokesman Jonathan Gasthalter. It's a new position. Mr. Bloom will oversee Silver Creek's Early Advantage Fund, a multimanager fund that invests in emerging hedge fund managers. Mr. Bloom will also be a senior member of the firm's investment committee. Mr. Bloom was founder and managing partner of hedge fund Sagamore Hill Capital Management. He was not available to comment on the future of Sagamore.
Hartmut Leser was named head of institutional business for Germany at Aberdeen Asset Management, confirmed Louise Pitcher, Aberdeen spokeswoman. He will report to Michel Alofs, head of business development for Europe excluding the U.K. Mr. Leser had been managing partner at FERI Finance AG, a wealth management company.
David Simon was promoted to managing director from principal at private equity firm Littlejohn & Co. LLC, said Chris Tofalli, spokesman. Mr. Simon will continue creating deals and overseeing investments.
Charles G. Berg joined private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe as a senior operating executive, said Nathaniel Garnick, spokesman. He was CEO at Oxford Health Plans, a health insurance plan provider.