Scott Evans was named chief investment officer of the $150 billion New York City Retirement Systems, said Eric Sumberg, deputy communications director and press secretary for New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, who oversees the five pension funds in the retirement system.
Mr. Evans will join the comptroller's office on July 14 and replaces Seema Hingorani, who had been serving as CIO since October. She was previously director of public equities and hedge funds for the retirement system.
Ms. Hingorani wrote in an e-mail that her plans have not been finalized and she could not comment at this time.
Ms. Hingorani had taken on the role following the departure of Lawrence Schloss, who left in October to join money manager Angelo, Gordon & Co. as president.
Mr. Evans was previously president of TIAA-CREF Asset Management before he retired from the firm in January 2012.
He currently serves on several boards and committees, including the board of the $292 million William T. Grant Foundation, New York, and the investment committee of Tufts University, Medford, Mass., which oversees its $1.5 billion endowment.