Kristina Koutrakos was named director of portfolio strategy for the Virginia Retirement System, Richmond.
It is a new position for the $66 billion pension fund, spokeswoman Jeanne Chenault said in an interview.
Ms. Koutrakos, who started Nov. 30, “will develop, implement and manage a systematic ongoing process for identifying cross-asset class investment ideas with the potential to enhance returns and/or reduce risk,” Ms. Chenault said. Ms. Koutrakos will report to Charles Grant, managing director of strategy, research and risk management.
Before joining VRS, Ms. Koutrakos founded Kyria Capital Management, which focuses on women in alternative investing by providing access to and research on women-run alternative investments. Further information on Kyria could not be learned by press time. Ms. Koutrakos also was previously a portfolio manager at BlackRock.