David J. Hunter was named chief investment officer of the $36.4 billion Texas Municipal Retirement System, Austin, according to a news release issued Friday.
He replaces T.J. Carlson, who became CIO of the $9 billion Missouri State Employees' Retirement System, Jefferson City, on Oct. 1.
David Wescoe, TMRS executive director, said in the release that Mr. Hunter was "both a collaborative leader and a successful investment executive, with a track record of professional and investment success."
Michelle Mellon-Werch, TMRS spokeswoman, could not be immediately reached for further information.
Mr. Hunter was executive director and chief investment officer of the North Dakota Retirement & Investment Office, Bismarck, which oversees the investment management of the assets of the state's $8.2 billion Legacy Trust Fund, $7.5 billion pension assets pool and $3.1 billion insurance trust.
Mr. Hunter left the office in June and was replaced as executive director by Jan Murtha, the office's deputy executive director-chief retirement officer. The CIO position is still vacant. Eric Chin, the office's chief risk officer, is currently serving as interim CIO.