Paul Burraston was named business development director for North America at IFM Investors, said a spokeswoman in an e-mail.
His position, based in San Francisco, is new. He reports to Brian Clarke, global head of investor relations and will develop new business opportunities with institutional investors as well as manage existing relationships.
He previously was a director of asset management at Credit Suisse Group. A Credit Suisse spokesman declined comment.
IFM investors has $56 billion in assets under management.