Robert Talevski will join Telstra Super as private equity specialist, a new position at the A$10 billion (US$9.2 billion) fund, Melbourne, Australia.
Mr. Talevski was a senior member of the private equity team at JANA Investment Advisers, the pension fund's investment consultant.
Jim Christensen, Telstra Super's chief investment officer, said Mr. Talevski will have primary day-to-day responsibility for running the private equity portfolio.
Ian Patrick, CEO of JANA, declined to comment on the redistribution of Mr. Talevski's duties among the team.
Telstra Super officials also are expected to announce soon the hiring of a portfolio manager for its hedge fund investments to fully replenish its internal team after the departures of three key investment executives in the past eight months.
Simon Mumme is a reporter with Investment magazine in Sydney.