William Martin was named chief risk officer of the $627 billion Abu Dhabi Investment Authority,
Mr. Martin is chief risk officer of Commonfund; he will leave there on Dec. 31.
Neither Mr. Martin nor a spokesman for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority was available for comment.
“It was a great opportunity for Bill,” Commonfund spokesman Keith W. Luke said. “These opportunities don’t come along that often. He felt he couldn’t pass it up.”
Commonfund is actively working to fill the position before the end of the year, Mr. Luke said.