US – Desmond MacIntyre, former head of Deutsche Bank’s European pensions strategy group, is to be chief investment officer in the New York City Comptroller’s office, according to press reports.

Reuters, quoting a spokesman for New York City Comptroller William Thompson, said MacIntyre will manage the city’s 75.1 billion dollars in assets. A spokesman for the Comptroller’s office did not return calls seeking confirmation.

IPE Newsline first reported MacIntyre’s departure from Deutsche on January 9. His appointment in New York follows the naming last week of Horatio Sparkes as the city’s deputy comptroller for pensions and Kenneth Sylvester as assistant comptroller for pension policy.

The Comptroller is an elected official and acts as the chief financial officer for the city.