Brian Tipple was named global head of external equities at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, spokesman Erik Portanger said in an e-mail.
It is a new position. Mr. Tipple will be based in Abu Dhabi and will report to Obaid Al Suwaidi, executive director of external equities.
Mr. Tipple was previously chief investment officer at wealth manager Key Private Bank. He could not be reached by press time.
The sovereign wealth fund invests on behalf of the government of Abu Dhabi and does not disclose its assets, but the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute estimates the fund has $773 billion in assets.