Ruth Danner was named senior risk manager at Wurts & Associates, confirmed Shelly Heier, president and chief operating officer.
It is a new position. Ms. Danner works on risk reporting and analysis for the firm's outsourced CIO services through its KEI Investments affiliate.
Ms. Danner previously was senior portfolio accountant for alternative investments at the $46.4 billion Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., Juneau. Spokeswoman Laura Achee said Ms. Danner will be replaced, but recruiting has not yet started.
Also, DeWitt Miller was named senior risk consultant at Wurts, working on the firm's risk analytics services, also a new position. Mr. Miller previously was a vice president at MSCI. MSCI spokeswoman Kristin Meza did not return a phone call seeking further information by press time.