Sharmila Chatterjee Kassam joined the educational resource arm of economic think tank AIF Global.
Ms. Kassam, former deputy chief investment officer of Texas Employees Retirement System, was named executive director of the AIF Institute, spokesman Fred Schweinfurth confirmed in an email. The position is new.
Ms. Kassam will oversee the development and launch of the AIF Institute's three centers of excellence: the Center for ESG and Sustainable Investing, Center for Insurance Investing and Center for Private Capital. The goal is to launch these programs this year. She will report to AIF Institute President Melissa Waller.
Founded in 2017, the AIF Institute was launched to provide educational services for global institutional investors.
Ms. Kassam was deputy CIO of the Austin-based Texas ERS. The position has not been filled, said Mary Jane Wardlow, spokeswoman for the $28.3 billion pension plan.