Credit Suisse has formed an investment strategies and solutions group, to be led by David Russ, the former chief investment officer of Dartmouth College’s office of investments. The division will collaborate with the institutional distribution team.

Russ will assume the title of managing director and chief investment strategist. Before joining Dartmouth, he was treasurer of the regents and vice president for investments in the office of the president at the University of California. He was also managing director of public markets at the University of Texas Investment Management Co. and senior portfolio manager at Stanford University.

Mark Bourgeois, managing director and head of distribution for asset management, said: “The formation of the investment strategies and solutions group is the next step in providing clients with a coordinated, efficient and strategic approach to investing in a range of products across the spectrum of asset classes and investment styles.”

He added, “Asset management clients will benefit from David’s deep expertise in portfolio construction and management, as well as his significant knowledge of endowment, foundation and pension plan management. We are confident that the investment strategies and solutions team will provide invaluable insights as they work closely with our clients to further understand their asset allocation needs and investment objectives.”

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