NationsBank Corp.'s institutional asset management subsidiary brought in a new chief investment officer who most recently held a similar post at BankAmerica Corp.

TradeStreet Investment Associates Inc., NationsBank's equity manager, announced Monday that it hired E. Keith Wirtz as a managing director. Mr. Wirtz, a chartered financial analyst, joins Charlotte, N.C.-based TradeStreet from BankAmerica's global investment management division, where he was chief investment officer and a senior vice president.

At TradeStreet, which manages more than $35 billion in client assets, Mr. Wirtz reports to president Andrew M. Silton.

In addition to serving institutional clients, such as corporations, endowments and charitable foundations, TradeStreet is the adviser of NationsBank's proprietary fund family, the Nations Funds.

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