Mikhail Simutin was named associate director of research at the Rotman International Center for Pension Management, Toronto.
The position is new and was created to strengthen ICPM's research activities, said Ken McGuffin, spokesman.
Mr. Sumutin will report to Rob Bauer, ICPM executive director, and Onno Steenbeek, ICPM research committee co-chairman.
Mr. Sumutin is an associate professor of finance at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He will retain that role, Mr. McGuffin said.
Mr. Simutin's research primarily focuses on institutional money management and risks that affect asset prices.