Jeff Hassler resigned as state investment officer-real estate for the $7.8 billion Alaska Retirement System, Juneau, confirmed Robert D. Storer, chief investment officer.
The position will not be filled immediately; first, the fund has to approve an asset allocation plan and see where real estate falls. Telephone calls to Mr. Hassler were not returned, but officials at the fund said he resigned to pursue other interests.
Michael Hintze joined CS First Boston as managing director of equities, based in London.
In the newly created position, he will head the firm's convertible and derivatives business in Europe and work to strengthen its global presence in the markets. He also will be a member of the firm's European equity management committee.
He formerly was responsible for the European convertibles and warrants business at Goldman Sachs.
Donna L. Terry joined Barnett Banks Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., as chief investment officer, a new position. She'll also serve as president and chief executive officer of Barnett Capital Advisors, the money management subsidiary the bank is forming.
Ms. Terry previously was a vice president and portfolio manager at Boston Co. Asset Management, Boston.
Thomas A. Mengel is joining Waddell & Reed, Shawnee Mission, Kan., to manage the firm's three international mutual funds and international institutional separate accounts. Mr. Mengel was president of Sa. Oppenheim Jr. & Cie Securities, New York, a research and analysis firm.
Mr. Mengel replaces Mark Yockey, who joined Artisan Partners, Milwaukee.
Henry J. Hermann, chief investment officer, had been the interim manager for the international accounts.
Michael Crowe, formerly managing director of Morgan Stanley Asset Management's Chicago office, started his own money management firm, Lunn Partners.
Mr. Crowe left MSAM last month; Morgan Stanley Asset is combining its functions with those of its new sister firm, Miller, Anderson & Sherrerd, Conshohocken, Pa.
William E. Dodge, formerly chief investment strategist with New York-based Dean Witter Reynolds, joined Marvin & Palmer Associates, Wilmington, Del., as senior managing director-investments, a new position.
Before working at Dean Witter, Mr. Dodge worked at the internally managed pension fund of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Inc., Wilmington, Del. Mr. Dodge's position at Dean Witter has not yet been filled.
James B. Lockhart III joined National Re Corp., Stamford, Conn., as senior vice president-finance.
Mr. Lockhart had been director-head of private finance and a partner in the insurance investment banking group of Smith Barney and was executive director and chief executive officer of the PBGC during the Bush administration.
Oppenheimer & Co. hired John C. Braddock and David A. Dami as managing directors in charge of forming a new structured products group to create derivatives-based products for high-net-worth individuals and institutions.
Mr. Braddock will head the unit, which is expected to add more staff shortly.
Both he and Mr. Dami were in similar positions with the structured products unit of PaineWebber Inc.