Former ING U.S. president Robert Leary will soon step in as the head of asset management at $520 billion TIAA-CREF, the New York–based retirement fund and financial services firm, where his duties will include overseeing the continued expansion of the firm’s third-party services arm.

Leary will take over on June 24 from asset management COO Carol Deckbar, who has served as interim head asset manager at TIAA-CREF since early 2012, when Scott Evans resigned from the post after 27 years with the firm.

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