Rosalinda Vasquez will return June 15 to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, Oak Brook, as investment officer, emerging managers program and total portfolio, pending completion of a pre-employment review, said John Krupa, spokesman for the $34.9 billion pension fund.
Ms. Vasquez left IMRF last year to become director of emerging managers at the $181.7 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, where she oversees $5.2 billion. She is resigning effective May 20 for personal reasons, said Nikki Jones, a spokeswoman for state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the sole trustee of the pension fund.
“We intend to recruit for a new director of emerging managers as soon as possible,” Ms. Jones wrote in an e-mail.
Ms. Vasquez had been investment analyst when she left IMRF; in a restructuring of the pension fund’s investment department after her departure, the position of investment officer, emerging managers program and total portfolio was created but has been vacant, Mr. Krupa said.
Illinois Municipal has up to 20% of its assets assigned to emerging managers, according to its investment policy.
Ms. Vasquez could not be reached for further information.