NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)–Jeffrey A. Geller joined Frank Russell Co.’s New York office this week for a newly created senior level position focusing on alternative investments.
Recently, Mr. Geller was president for Commonfund Asset Management Inc., Wilton, Conn., where he had oversight responsibilities for all marketable investment products. Todd Petzel, who took over the position of president at Mr. Geller’s departure, will leave Jan. 1, and Lyn Hutton, currently chief investment officer, will take on the position of president at the firm, according to a Commonfund source.
Many personnel changes have taken place at Commonfund recently. Ms. Hutton was named chief investment officer at the Commonfund in October to replace Mr. Petzel, who had been bumped up to the role of president. (Previous HedgeWorld Story) Mr. Petzel’s upcoming departure was only announced at the end of July. At the time, it was announced that the then chief investment officer was leaving to start his own hedge fund firm called Azimuth Capital.
Before that Jeff Landle, Commonfund’s senior vice president of alternative investments announced he would be leaving to take a senior post at HypoVereinsbank’s hedge fund group. Mr. Petzel had been leading the search to replace Mr. Landle.