Charles Colfer joined consultant CRA RogersCasey as director of the hedge fund research team. The position is new, said Kevin Lynch, managing director and co-head of the non-traditional investment research group, to whom Mr. Colfer will report. Mr. Colfer will oversee hedge fund and fund-of-funds manager research and due diligence and help clients with portfolio construction, risk monitoring and performance measurement. Mr. Colfer was a portfolio manager in the hedge fund-of-funds group at Petercam Capital Management. Information about his replacement could not be obtained.