US - The US$ 11bn Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) has appointed Robert V. Smith as the pension fund's chief investment officer.
Smith is currently director, international equity investments, for the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) where he began his service as an international equity portfolio manager in 1997. His tenure at KPERS will begin 27 March.
Glenn Deck, executive director of KPERS said: “[Smith’s] strong public pension and international investment experience will be a tremendous asset to the fund.”
Scott Peppard, who has served as acting chief investment officer, will return to his previous position of deputy chief investment officer.
By Daniel Flatt
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