SWFI – Movers and Shakers – October 11, 2017

UC Berkeley Endowment Names New Chief Investment Officer

The endowment of the University of California Berkeley named David McAuliffe as chief investment officer. He was at the University of Washington Investment Management Company for at least 11 years, last serving as a senior investment officer. McAuliffe is replacing John-Austin Saviano, who helped form the investment office at the endowment back in 2009. The endowment at UC Berkeley has about US$ 1.8 billion in assets.

Ross Piper Named CEO of Christian Super

Ross Piper was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Sydney-based Christian Super, a 33,000 member superannuation fund. Piper starts next year, replacing Peter Murphy who exited the fund in April 2017. Previously, Piper was Chief Operating Officer of World Vision Australia, a community development organization.

OTPP Appoints New Managing Director for Talent

The Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan (OTPP) named Matthew Smith to be its new managing director for talent. Smith now reports to Beth Tyndall, OTPP’s chief people officer, and will be responsible for the development and implementation of a enterprise-wide talent strategy. Prior to joining OTPP, Mr. Smith spent nearly 20 years at Fairmont Hotels and Results, where he oversaw their global talent management and development strategies as vice president of talent.

BlackRock Hires Former Obama Climate Advisor to Run Sustainable Investing

BlackRock hired Brian Deese as global head of its sustainable investment unit. Deese was a Senior Advisor for Climate and Energy Policy under former U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration. Deese has worked as a Senior Policy Analyst for the Center for American Progress and worked as Deputy Director for the U.S. National Economic Council.

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