James A. Perry resigned as chief investment officer of the $2.7 billion Dallas Police & Fire Pension System, the pension fund announced Wednesday.
Mr. Perry submitted his resignation to the pension fund, effective Tuesday.
He is joining Maples Fund Services as head of institutional investor solutions on July 25, said a company spokeswoman. It is a new position.
Maples Fund Services currently provides consolidated performance and risk reporting services to the Dallas pension fund.
Mr. Perry could not immediately be reached for additional information.
Executive search firm Hudepohl & Associates will assist in a search for Mr. Perry’s replacement, said Kelly Gottschalk, the pension fund’s executive director, in an e-mail. A job posting is expected to be available on the pension fund’s website next week.
CIO responsibilities will be handled in the interim by Ms. Gottschalk, existing investment staff and investment consultant NEPC.
Mr. Perry was appointed the system’s first CIO last August.
Following the resignation of retirement administrator Richard Tettamant in June 2014, the pension fund board decided to split the position of retirement administrator into two roles — executive director and chief investment officer. Ms. Gottschalk was appointed executive director in March 2015.