Mary Cahill's 17-year tenure as the chief investment officer at Emory University came to an end in August 2017. Eight months later, the $7 billion endowment found a new leader to manage the university's investment assets. Meanwhile, several public pensions and another endowment experienced team changes. Here are the top institutional investment moves in April 2018:
Srinivas “Srini” Pulavarti was named as vice president and chief investment officer at Emory University. He will join the $7 billion endowment on July 1, replacing Cahill, who retired from the endowment last summer. Pulavarti is currently president and chief investment officer of UCLA Investment Co., which oversees the management of the $2.3 billion UCLA Foundation.
Daryn Miller was named as the chief investment officer at Kern County Employees’ Retirement Association. Miller will replace Peter Tirp, who resigned from the $4 billion pension in August. Miller is currently senior investment officer of the San Jose Police & Fire Department Retirement Plan and the San Jose Federated City Employees Retirement System.
John Hopkins University named two managing directors for newly created investment positions at the $6 billion endowment. Joanna D. Pratt was named as managing director for markets and risk, and Christopher J. Lenox was named as managing director for investments. Pratt was investment team director at Stanford Management Co., and Lenox was director of investments at Brandeis University.
Bjarne Graven Larsen, executive vice president and chief investment officer of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, resigned from the C$189.5 billion ($151 billion) pension. Ron Mock, president and chief executive officer of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan will take on the chief investment duties on an interim basis while the pension searches for a permanent replacement.
Richard Williams, investment director of RPMI Railpen, was named as chief investment officer of the £28 billion ($39.2 billion) pension. Paul Bishop, investment director at RPMI Railpen, was appointed as head of private markets.
Robert Branagh was named as managing director at the London Pensions Fund Authority. Branagh replaces Mike Allen, who is retiring from the $7.4 billion (£5.3 billion) pension.
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