Edward "Ted" Wright was named chief investment officer of the Hartford-based Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds, said an announcement from state Treasurer Shawn T. Wooden's office.
Effective Aug. 23, he replaces Laurie Martin, who resigned in January to accept a new opportunity in Massachusetts.
Mr. Wright will advise Mr. Wooden on the $43 billion CRPTF and manage the state funds' day-to-day operations.
Steven Meier, assistant treasurer and senior principal investment officer at the state treasurer's office, assumed the role of interim CIO while the office sought a permanent replacement.
Mr. Wright was principal investment officer and head of global equity at the $70.9 billion Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association, Pasadena, Calif. LACERA CIO Jonathan Grabel could not be immediately reached for information on a replacement.