Jan 9 The chief investment officer of Calpers,
California's $282 billion pension fund for public employees, is
taking leave to resume cancer treatment, a spokesman said on
Joe Dear was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year and
began treatment, which Calpers announced in June. Dear had
returned to work full-time last month.
Ted Eliopoulos, senior investment officer for real
assets, will serve as acting chief investment officer, Calpers
spokesman Brad Pacheco said.
Eliopoulos served in the same capacity at the biggest U.S.
public pension fund during Dear's previous absence for
Dear joined Calpers, the California Public Employees'
Retirement System, as its chief investment officer in March
2009 after the value of its assets had dropped to about $165
Dear previously served as executive director of the
Washington State Investment Board.