Robert “Vince” Smith was named deputy state investment officer at the $13 billion New Mexico State Investment Council, Santa Fe, confirmed Charles Wollmann, spokesman. He joins Sept. 27.
Mr. Smith replaces Adam Levine, who left the council in April to join Texas Trust.
Mr. Smith now is chief investment officer at the $11 billion Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, Topeka. The system's board will discuss replacing Mr. Smith at its next monthly meeting, scheduled for Sept. 17, KPERS spokeswoman Kristen Basso said.
Hudepohl & Associates assisted the council with the search.
Timothy Inklebarger contributed to this story.