DHR Places Chief Investment Officer At Alaska Fund

April 12, 2016 | Hunt Scanlon Media

DHR International has placed Russell Read as chief investment officer of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. He replaces Jay Willoughby at the Juneau, Alaska-based sovereign fund.

The search was led by Carol Hartman, managing partner of the firm’s financial services practice in North America, and partner James Schroeder. Her practice focuses on capital markets, asset management, regional and private banking, mortgage, risk / compliance, payments / financial tech and retirement income.

Ms. Hartman’s financial services practice group was recently inaugurated into the Hunt Scanlon ‘Financial Fifty,‘ a ranking of the 50 leading financial services search firms in the nation.

“I am pleased to welcome Russell to our team,” said Angela Rodell, chief executive officer of Alaska Permanent Fund. “He has more than 30 years of serving in various leadership roles in the investment industry, and most recently worked as the chief investment officer / deputy chief executive of the Gulf Investment Corporation (Kuwait).”

Mr. Read’s experience includes serving as CIO to CalPERS, heading up his own private equity firm, overseeing risk and product engineering programs for Oppenheimer Funds, and serving as deputy chief investment officer for Deutsche Asset Management.