Pension Funds

Kentucky Retirement Systems names CIO, deputy CIO

Rich Robben has been named chief investment officer of the Kentucky Retirement Systems, Frankfort, effective April 1, nearly two years after becoming interim CIO of the $18 billion retirement system, a news release said Friday.

Additionally, Andy Kiehl will serve as his deputy CIO.

With his appointment, Mr. Robben will continue to be responsible for overseeing the fixed income, equity and alternative asset divisions and serve as the primary adviser to the KRS Investment Committee. Mr. Robben will also assist in developing policies and procedures to safeguard KRS' assets, a news release said.

Mr. Robben, who joined KRS in January 2015 as deputy CIO and director of fixed income, was promoted to interim CIO for the system after former CIO David Peden left in January 2017.

Mr. Kiehl joined KRS in 2015 and is currently director of investments for the real estate and real return asset classes. His new role is also effective April 1, according to the release.