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Timothy Barron

Timothy Barron

President and CEO, Rogerscasey

Tim Barron is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogerscasey, responsible for the strategic direction and management of the firm. Tim joined Rogerscasey in 2002 with over 25 years of experience in the investment industry. Previously, he was Director of U.S. Institutional Client Development at Muzinich & Co., a high yield bond investment specialist firm. Prior to that, he was a principal at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Investment Management. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Tim was a Managing Director and Senior Consultant at BARRA RogersCasey, where he led a team providing consulting services to a variety of clients. Tim was also the Chief Investment Officer for the Virginia Retirement System, and the Executive Director of the City of Richmond Retirement System. Tim graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from Emory University. He also received an M.B.A. in Finance from Georgia State University.
 
Markus Barth

Markus Barth

Global Co-Head of Investment Strategies , Deutsche Bank AG

Markus E. Barth, CFA, is Co-Head of Global Investment Strategies in the Equities Structuring Group at Deutsche Bank in London.  During his 9 year tenor at DB, Markus has been instrumental in developing fundamental stock selection models which have been securitised and sold globally.  He also spent 3 years in New York from 2006-09 building-out the DB proprietary index business in the Americas.  Prior to joining DB, Markus was a First Vice-President and Managing Director of International Quantitative Equity Strategy at Merrill Lynch for nine years where he was awarded top rankings in all of the analyst surveys. In his first investment job, Markus worked at JP Morgan Investment Management for ten years in roles that included fundamental analysis, quantitative analysis and fund management.  While not working at DB, Markus is an active musician and producer and makes his home with his wife Tamsin, their child Eleanor and their cat Pointy.  

 

Peter Bassler

Peter Bassler

Managing Director, Business Development, eSecLending

Peter Bassler is a Managing Director at eSecLending. In his current role he is the Head of Business Development - North America and responsible for the firm’s Product Management Team. Peter joined eSecLending in May 2008 with 17 years of industry experience. Prior to eSecLending, Peter was the Director of Institutional Marketing and Client Management at Dresdner Kleinwort Agency Securities Lending (now Deutsche Bank).  Prior to this role, Peter was a Senior Vice President at Allianz Global Investors.  Prior to Allianz, Peter was a Vice President of Origination and Investor Marketing within Global Markets at Deutsche Bank in New York. Peter began his career at Deutsche Bank as a commercial banker and credit analyst within the Financial Institutions Group. Throughout his career Peter has been instrumental in building successful, profitable franchises in banking, asset management and capital markets. Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.
 
Deb Boedicker

Deb Boedicker

Partner, Strategic Investment Group

Ms. Boedicker directs the business development, marketing and client servicing activities at Strategic. In addition, she oversees the information technology group. Prior to joining Strategic, Ms. Boedicker was Managing Director and Head of Institutional Client Relationship Management & Business Development for UBS Global Asset Management (previously known as Brinson Partners). Ms. Boedicker has also served as Senior Vice President of Client Service and Business Development; managed equity covered call portfolios, and developed a variety of trading, performance and reporting platforms for Analytic TSA Global Asset Management. She has published articles in the area of artificial intelligence and is co-author of Expert Systems for the Technical Professional (Wiley & Sons, Inc.). Ms. Boedicker holds a CFA, a BS in Finance and Mathematics from California State University, Long Beach and an MBA from University of California, Irvine.
 
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Mark Brubaker

Managing Director, Wilshire Associates

Mark E. Brubaker, CFA, Managing Director Mark Brubaker joined Wilshire in 1997 and is responsible for Wilshire's Discretionary Outsourcing Solutions business. Mr. Brubaker is also a member of the Wilshire Consulting Investment Committee and the Emerging Managers and Small Cap U.S. Equity Investment Manager Research Committees. Prior to joining Wilshire, he worked at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, where he was responsible for over $9 billion in defined benefit, defined contribution and foundation assets. He also worked in the Investment Management and Trust Division of PNC Financial. He earned a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Brubaker also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is active in the CFA Society of Pittsburgh.
 
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Steve Case

Principal, Mercer Investment Consulting

Steve is a Principal and senior investment consultant in Mercer's New York office. He joined the firm in 2008. Steve's 25+ year institutional investment career includes experience as an investment consultant, plan sponsor and investment manager. He has over 15 years of investment consulting experience, working as the practice leader at Evaluation Associates and as a senior consultant for Rogers Casey. He started his career as an analyst at the AT&T pension group and oversaw the sub advisory assets of AXA Financial / Equitable. He was the manager of the strategic relationship team at Putnam Investments. Steve holds a bachelors degree in economics from Occidental College and an MBA in finance from Dartmouth's Amos Tuck School of Business. He is a CFA charterholder.
 
David Cooper

David Cooper

Chief Investment Officer, Indiana PERF/TRF

Mr. Cooper is the Chief Investment Officer and is responsible for overseeing investment assets totaling more than $25 billion for Indiana Public Employees’ Retirement Fund (PERF) and Indiana State Teachers’ Retirement Fund (TRF). PERF serves the needs of more than 220,000 public employees and retirees representing more than 1,200 employers including public universities, school corporations, municipalities and state agencies. TRF manages and administers the retirement benefits for approximately 160,000 members with careers in public education. In February, 2010, Mr. Cooper was selected by the business editors of Institutional Investor News as one of the 12 Rising Stars of Public Funds. These individuals are recognized as up-and-coming professionals poised to be future thought leaders of the industry. David previously served as the Deputy Chief Investment Officer as well as the Director of Fixed Income and Real Assets. Before joining PERF in 2007, David was a Senior Investment Consultant at WellPoint, Incorporated. Mr. Cooper holds an undergraduate degree from Purdue University and a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Butler University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designee.
 
Tom Daniels

Tom Daniels

Managing Director, Head of Securities Lending New Business Development, the Americas, BNY Mellon

Tom directs BNY Mellon's Securities Lending New Business Development Group for the Americas. In this capacity Tom deals with a diverse group of global corporate and public entities of which include pension funds, insurance companies and money managers and is responsible for the management and execution of the securities lending sales and marketing functions. Prior to his current role, Tom was responsible for the servicing of a geographic territory of clients as well as other sales and business development functions. Prior to the merger of The Bank of New York Company, Inc. and Mellon Financial Corporation, Tom joined Mellon in 1998 with several years of financial services and securities lending experience. He was employed with Salomon Brothers, The Chase Manhattan Bank, and The Bank of New York where he held positions in trading, client service and sales, and marketing. Prior to his tenure in securities lending, Tom was in public accounting. Tom is a CFA charter-holder, a member of the CFA Institute, and a member of the CFA Society of Pittsburgh. He received his CPA and Series 3, 7 and 63 licenses. Tom holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration in Accounting and an M.B.A. in Finance from Duquesne University, with honors.
 
Rick Di Mascio

Rick Di Mascio

Founder and CEO, Inalytics

Rick Di Mascio is founder and Chief Executive of Inalytics, a company specialising in identifying investment skill for Asset Owners and Managers in Europe, Australia, South Africa and the US. Prior to establishing the company, Rick held a number of senior positions over a 30 year period that included MD and CIO of the in-house Manager of the £25bn Coal Schemes, and Head of the UK unit at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Rick launched one of the early European long/short hedge funds and was an Executive Director of IMIGest, the Italian Mutual Fund Company responsibility for 20% of the Italian savings market. For three years, during its creation and launch, Rick was Chairman of the T-Charter group - the industry body set up to improve standards of transparency within the Transition Management industry.
 
Jim Dunn

Jim Dunn

Chief Investment Officer, Wake Forest University

James Dunn is vice president and chief investment officer at Wake Forest University, responsible for investment of the University's endowment, working capital and life income assets of over $1.4 billion. Previously, Jim was managing director, chief investment officer, for Wilshire Funds Management, the money management arm of Wilshire Associates. At Wilshire, Jim was responsible for asset allocation, portfolio construction and manager research. Jim holds a BBA in Finance from Villanova University.
 
Jim Gannon

Jim Gannon

Manager, Investment Strategy and Consulting, Russell Investments

James Gannon is a manager in the Investment Strategy and Consulting group for Russell Investments™ Americas institutional business. James has responsibility for the completion of all asset / liability studies and risk-budgeting exercises for advisory and outsourced clients. James oversees the examination of pension plans from an actuarial perspective, and helps clients reach an effective asset allocation decision by bringing together actuarial liabilities and available asset classes in a risk-reward framework. James has also written several papers on asset allocation strategy for pension plans, including co-writing "Liability-responsive asset allocation" a dynamic process for derisking pension plans. James is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and Enrolled Actuary, and a CFA Level III candidate.
 
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Bradley George

Head of Commodities and Resources Team, Investec Asset Management

Bradley was appointed Head of the Commodities and Resources team at Investec Asset Management in 2006. He joined Investec Asset Management in London, after spending seven years at Goldman Sachs where he worked as an executive director in the Commodity Division, involved in selling the GSCI to investors and commodity derivative hedging products to resource corporates. Prior to this he worked in the Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division on Natural Resources M&A transactions in both London and South Africa. Previously he spent three years at KPMG in the Financial Services Division, Treasury Advisory Group, offering clients consultancy advice on financial derivatives risk management. Bradley graduated from the University of Cape Town with an Honours degree in Business Science in 1994. He completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA) from the University of Cape Town in 1995. In 1998 he was awarded the Chartered Accountant designation CA (SA).
 
Sanjoy Gosh

Sanjoy Ghosh

Director, Equity, PanAgora Asset Management

Dr. Ghosh is a Director responsible for managing the firm’s Dynamic Equity investments. Prior to joining PanAgora, he worked at Putnam Investments as a Portfolio Manager on the Structured Equity team. He was a lead manager responsible for U.S. Large Cap Growth Structured Equity portfolios, and also contributed to quantitative research and analysis supporting all Structured Equity portfolios, including International and Global strategies. Dr. Ghosh joined Putnam from Wharton School where he completed his doctoral studies in Finance.
 
Jeanmarie Grisi

Jeanmarie Grisi

US Chief Investment Officer, Alcatel-Lucent Investment Management Corporation (ALIMCO)

Ms. Grisi is US CIO and President of ALIMCO, the in-house asset management organization responsible for the investments of the Alcatel-Lucent US post-retirement assets totaling over $40 billion.Ms. Grisi has been with ALIMCO since 1999, serving in a variety of roles. Before becoming CIO in February 2008, Ms. Grisi was responsible for the $30 billion public markets portfolio and the $2.5 billion real estate investment portfolio of the US Pension Trust. Prior to that Ms. Grisi was ALIMCO’s Director of Investment Operations and Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Grisi is also trustee of the Lucent Supplement Health Benefit Trust, serves on the investment subcommittee of the Girl Scouts USA and is on the Board of CMMB (Catholic Medical Mission Board). Before joining Alcatel-Lucent in 1999, Ms. Grisi served as Treasurer of Carnegie Corporation of New York, a non-profit private foundation located in NYC. As Treasurer, Ms. Grisi was responsible for the oversight of the investments of the foundation’s $2 billion endowment and had responsibility for the foundation’s $60 million budget. Ms. Grisi has served as a member of the Foundation Finance Officers Group, a board member of the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers, and a Director of the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association personal annuity mutual fund. Ms. Grisi is a CPA. She is a member of the AICPA and the NYSSCPA. She began her career as a public accountant in the NYC office of Peat Marwick. She graduated from St. John’s University, Queens, New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Ms. Grisi resides in New Jersey with her husband and three sons. She enjoys volunteering, playing the piano and reading.
 
Samuel Halpern

Samuel Halpern

President, Independent Fiduciary Services, Inc.

Samuel Halpern, President and Board member, has specialized for over 30 years in the financial and fiduciary aspects of employee benefit plan investment programs. As President, Mr. Halpern is responsible for guiding development and delivery of the firm’s services overall and personally works with select retainer and project clients across the full range of IFS’ services. He is centrally involved in the firm’s Executive Committee, which charts the firm’s strategic direction, sets policy and monitors operations. Prior to helping establish IFS in 1986, Mr. Halpern was a partner in a Washington, DC labor law firm, where he specialized in investment matters subject to the fiduciary responsibility provisions of ERISA. He represented pension and welfare funds, trustees, labor unions and participants in litigation and administrative matters involving the U.S. Department of Labor. Before private practice, Mr. Halpern litigated fiduciary responsibility cases under ERISA for five years at the U.S. Department of Labor, where he helped develop legal standards for pension fund investing. These cases involved the ‘prudent man’ rule, valuation and decision-making regarding plan investing in real estate and closely-held employer securities, diversification of investments, appropriate investment procedures, selection and compensation of service providers and other matters. Mr. Halpern received his law degree with honors from The George Washington University of Law Center in Washington, DC. He attended the London School of Economics and is a magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University. Mr. Halpern is based in IFS’ Washington, DC office.
 
David Hartley

David Hartley

Chief Investment Officer, Sunsuper

David Hartley joined Sunsuper with over 25 years of practical experience in Australian and International investment markets, where he has been successful in both managing money and also in investment consulting. Immediately prior to joining Sunsuper he was the Director of Investment Consulting at Russell Investment Group, and prior to that he was the Chief Investment Officer at Mercer. At Russell, David was also responsible for consulting to Sunsuper.
 
Ari Jacobs

Ari Jacobs

National Solutions Leader, Aon Hewitt

Ari Jacobs is a senior retirement consultant in our Norwalk, Connecticut office focusing on client strategies and solutions that help manage corporate pension plan risks. He brings a unique view through the combination of capital markets experience and liability management expertise offering our clients the full spectrum of solutions to take control of their unique retirement risks. Working with both our pension actuarial consultants and our investment consultants, he develops strategic and dynamic asset allocation solutions, implements tactical strategies, and monitors the success of these strategies against both traditional and nontraditional benchmarks. Ari has been at Aon Hewitt for a total of 17 years and also spent 2 years in Citigroup's Global Banking group as a Managing Director and the Head of the Retirement Benefits Advisory Group. Ari is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Economics from Tufts University.
 
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Ray Kanner

Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, The IBM Retirement Funds

As of October, 2007 Raymond Kanner heads IBM's global pension and savings fund system in White Plains, NY, overseeing directly and indirectly approximately $120 billion of IBM pension and saving funds. He joined the Retirement Funds in 1993 with responsibility for IBM's Savings Plan. He assumed responsibility for non-US Equities in 1995 and was promoted to Director of Global Equity in 1998. Prior to joining the Retirement Fund, he was with IBM's Credit Corporation where he held positions in Treasury, Mortgages and Credit.
 
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Audrey S. Kent

Managing Director – Investment Strategy and Risk Management, Verizon Investment Management Company

Audrey is a Managing Director at Verizon Investment Management Company where she oversees the Investment Strategy and Risk Management relating to all of its employee benefit assets. These duties include overseeing the development, evaluation and proposal of investment strategies for the overall plan as well as the risk management for the aggregate plan. Previously she has overseen the management of both the internally and externally managed assets for the pension fund, savings plan and other employee benefit trusts with aggregated assets totaling over $60 billion. These assets were invested in domestic and international equity, fixed income and derivative markets. Ms. Kent has been a Managing Director at the company since 1994 and began her career at the company as an Investment Manager in Internal Asset Management at one of its predecessor companies (NYNEX which later merged with Bell Atlantic) in 1988. Prior to joining Verizon, Ms. Kent was with Salomon Brothers serving as a financial analyst. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an MBA in Finance from Baruch College, both with honors.
 
Erik Knutzen

Erik Knutzen

Chief Investment Officer, NEPC

Erik L. Knutzen, CFA, CAIA Chief Investment Officer Twenty-five years investment experience Member: Traditional Research Due Diligence Committee Member: Alternative Research Due Diligence Committee Member: Emerging Managers Advisory Committee Previous affiliations: Standish Mellon Asset Management; Garret Capital Management, LLC; Putnam Investments; Jeffrey Slocum & Associates MBA, Harvard University; BA Williams College
 
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Alan Kosan

Managing Director, Head of Alpha Investment Research, Rogerscasey

Alan Kosan leads the Alpha Investment Research Group, responsible for Fundamental/ Quantitative Manager Research across all asset classes.  Prior to his present position, Alan headed the Non-Traditional Research Group, which included private equity, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure and natural resources.  Alan is a member of the Fiduciary Investment Review Committee, which provides oversight for fully discretionary relationships, and the firm’s Management Committee. Prior to joining Rogerscasey in 2005, Alan was Director, Consultant Relations and Institutional Marketing for Henderson Global Investors North America, a multi-asset class investment manager.  Some of Alan's responsibilities at Henderson included serving as the North American product specialist for the firm's Global Private Equity Fund of Funds and International Hedge Fund products, and as the Director of a diversified, open-end comingled real estate fund.  Before Henderson, Alan was the head of the Alternative Investment portfolios at both the Philip Morris and United Technologies Corporation pension funds.  Earlier in his career, Alan served in a variety of management positions with both corporate and private investment offices.  Alan has served as an institutional limited partner or advisor to limited partners in over 150 alternative investment funds representing in excess of $2.0 billion of contributed capital.  Alan has also served on a number of private equity and real estate fund Advisory Boards. Alan graduated with a B.A., summa cum laude with distinction, from Boston University's College of Liberal Arts and a Juris Doctor degree from Emory University School of Law.  He is a NASD licensed Series 7 and 63 Registered Representative.  Alan currently sits on the United Way of the Capitol (CT) Region and Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. (CPTV) Endowment Investment Committees.
 
Kip McDaniel

Kip McDaniel

Editor-in-Chief of aiCIO, Asset International

Kip McDaniel, Editor-in-Chief of aiCIO, is pleased to announce that his spelling abilities are improving at a rapid pace since the magazine's founding 18 months ago.  
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Arun Muralidhar

Chairman and Co-CIO, AlphaEngine Global Investment Solutions, LLC

Arun Muralidhar, has experience in and has written extensively on pension reform, asset allocation and currency management. Arun is Chairman and Founder of Mcube Investment Technologies LLC (www.mcubeit.com), and Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of AlphaEngine Global Investment Solutions (AEGIS), an SEC registered investment advisor that is a subsidiary of Mcube. Both firms assist pension funds, foundations and sovereign funds in asset allocation, currency management and external manager oversight through customized investment advice and the award-winning AlphaEngine® technology. Arun is the author of Innovations in Pension Fund Management – Stanford University Press, 2001 (translated into Japanese and Chinese). He is also co-author with the late Prof. Franco Modigliani on a book on reforming Social Security, titled, Rethinking Pension Reform – Cambridge University Press, 2004 and edited European Pension Reform, Luxembourg Institute of International Studies, 2007. He has just completed a new book titled, A SMART Approach to Portfolio Management, Royal Fern Publishing, to be published in March 2011. He has won awards for his articles in the Financial Analyst Journal and the Journal of Performance Measurement. Mcube was voted the best pension software provider by Global Pensions in 2008 and was nominated for the same award for 2010. Mcube has also been noted by Financial News in 2006 and was selected as one of the top 21 companies to influence the finance industry in the new millennium. Arun has served as Managing Director at FX Concepts Inc (2001-2008), Managing Director/Head of Currency Research, at J.P. Morgan Fleming Asset Management (1999-2001) and prior to that, he was Head of Research and member of the Investment Management Committee at The World Bank (1992-1999). He is currently assisting the Government of Azerbaijan in the reform of its Social Security System. Arun has also written a number of articles on investment finance and risk adjusted performance measurement and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences globally. He has taught courses/delivered seminars at the MIT Sloan School of Management (for Prof. Modigliani), University of Tokyo (Center for Advanced Research in Finance), George Washington University (Masters of Science in Finance), Hitotsubashi University’s Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Nomura School of Advanced Management and EDHEC. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Journal of Performance Measurement and Journal for Investment Management Consulting, and has served on the Board of the Journal of Asset Management. He holds a PhD in Managerial Economics from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a B.S. from Wabash College.
 
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Rob Nagel

Director of Investments, The Wallace Foundation

Rob Nagel has been with the Foundation since 1988. As director of investments, he is the staff liaison for the Foundation’s Investment Committee and is responsible for all investment activities, including asset allocation and the selection and monitoring of investment managers. In earlier years, he served as the chief financial officer of the Foundation. Mr. Nagel previously worked at The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. in corporate finance and product line analysis. He holds an M.B.A. degree in finance and international business from the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his B.A. degree from Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y., and studied German at the Goethe Institute in Freiburg, Germany.
 
Vinay Pande

Vinay Pande

Chief Investment Advisor for Global Markets Research, Deutsche Bank

Vinay Pande joined Deutsche Bank as Chief Investment Advisor for Global Markets Research from Caxton Associates where he was a senior fund manager specialising in macro trading strategies. Prior to joining Caxton, Vinay held senior proprietary trading positions at J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs, before which he was the Chief Investment Officer at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Vinay has an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in Economics from University of Bombay
 
Vinjay Popat

Vijay Popat

Managing Director and Head of Equity Strategy and Structuring for Insitutaion Clients, Deutsche Bank

Mr Popat is Managing Director and Head of Equity Strategy and Structuring for Institutional Clients. He joined Deutsche Bank in October 2010 after a 17 year career at Goldman Sachs where he performed a similar role for many years working with major Institutional clients in both Europe and The Americas. His primary focus is on Strategic Risk Management for Pension Funds and Insurance companies. Prior to Goldman. Mr Popat was a Principal with Booz Allen and Hamilton the Strategy Consulting firm. Mr. Popat has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Economics from The London School of Economics and an MBA from The University of Chicago.
 
Al Samper

Al Samper

Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Virginia Retirement System

Al Samper is a former Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the Virginia Retirement System. He is also past Chairman of the Board of the Virginia College Building Authority, a conduit financing vehicle for building construction for institutions of higher education in Virginia. Concurrent with his service on both of those boards, Al was a Senior Vice President at Wachovia Securities where he was responsible for a $2.4 billion program to manage the proceeds of tax-exempt bond issues on behalf of all local governments, and other quasi governmental institutions. Mr. Samper has also served as Assistant State Treasurer, at the Commonwealth of Virginia. He earned his BS in economics from Virginia Tech in 1975 and his MBA in finance from Virginia Tech in 1978. He is a 1990 graduate of the Virginia Executive Institute, and the Wharton Pension Fund and Investment Management Institute.
 
Tim Smollen

Tim Smollen

Global Head, Agency Securities Lending, Deutsche Bank AG

Tim is the Global Head of Deutsche Bank's Agency Securities Lending business which focuses on 3rd party or non-custody lending solutions for large institutional investors.
 
Cynthia Steer

Cynthia Steer

Managing Director, Investment Strategy, Russell Investments

Cynthia Steer is managing director of investment strategy and consulting for Russell Investments’ Americas institutional business. In her role, Cynthia works with clients on such matters as investment policy, asset allocation, liquidity, emerging and frontier markets. She joined Russell in 2010. Prior, Cynthia was chief research strategist for RogersCasey, where she focused on long term asset class trends and program implementation. Cynthia also managed the fixed income research and was responsible for the evaluation and monitoring of all U.S. and global fixed income managers and products as well as the emerging markets. She played an active role in helping clients shape their fixed income and emerging market programs including structure, strategies, manager selection, and performance monitoring. In addition, Cynthia was a member of the fiduciary investment review committee and the investment policy committee. She also chaired the strategic research committee during her tenure there. Before joining the firm in 2002, Cynthia was the chief investment officer for SBLIUSA. Her responsibilities included investment policy, manager selection, and asset allocation. Prior to joining SBLIUSA, Cynthia was vice president for benefit investments at Philip Morris, and director of pension investments for United Technologies where she was responsible for their global defined benefit and defined contribution plans. . She was also in-house consultant and chief investment officer for the City of Hartford. Cynthia is a member of the Advisory Board of the World Bank Gemloc Fund. She also serves both as a board and committee member for several local foundations providing advice on investments, investment process, and spending policy and is a member of the JP Emerging Markets Index Advisory Board, and The Emerging Market Forum. She is a frequent speaker on global investment policy issues.
 
Matthew Stroud

Matthew Stroud

Head of Strategy and Portfolio Construction, Americas, Towers Watson

Matthew (Matt) Stroud is Towers Watson Investment’s Head of Strategy and Portfolio Construction in the Americas.  He is also a member of the firm’s Global Investment Committee. Matt has 19 years of capital markets and investment advisory experience.  Prior to joining Towers Watson in 2003, Matt was an asset consultant at Towers Perrin for six years.  He was responsible for helping clients to meet their goals and objectives with regard to asset allocation, asset class structure and investment manager selection, oversight, and performance evaluation.  Prior to this Matt developed and assessed the NASD’s first formal action against a NASDAQ market maker for trading ahead of customer limit orders (see: United States vs. Gruntal, 1996).  Prior to this Matt was a Financial Consultant at Merrill Lynch & Co. Matt received an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business, with concentrations in finance and statistics/operations research; a B.A. (cum laude) in Economics from New York University; and was awarded the William R. Salomon Scholarship from Salomon Bros. as well as the New York University Trustee Scholarship.  Matt is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.
 
Danny Tremblay

Daniel Tremblay

Institutional Portfolio Manager, Pyramis Global Advisors

Daniel Tremblay is an Institutional Portfolio Manager in Fidelity's Fixed Income Division. He is responsible for the development and oversight of institutional fixed income investment strategies. Dan is a member of the Liability Driven Investment (LDI) and Core Plus investment teams. Prior to assuming his current role at Fidelity, Dan was Senior Vice President and Fixed Income Investment Director at Pyramis Global Advisors, a unit of Fidelity Investments. In that role, he was responsible for the oversight of Fidelity's institutional fixed income products. Dan joined Fidelity in 1995. Dan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Economics from Westfield State University and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Northeastern University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder and a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society. 517753.4.0
 
Jennifer Tretheway

Jennifer Tretheway

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Northern Trust

Jennifer K. Tretheway is a Managing Director for all Northern Trust’s Manager of Managers programs, including Investment Program Solutions and Emerging Manager Programs. Jennifer works with a wide range of corporations, foundations, endowments, not for profit and health care organizations to help them achieve their investment goals through the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of their investment programs. Prior to joining the Manager of Managers Practice in 1995, Jennifer managed Master Trust/Custody marketing and sales worldwide. She joined Northern Trust in 1974 in the International Banking Department, where she managed European correspondent banking prior to joining the Master Trust/Custody department in 1983. Jennifer received her MBA from the University of Chicago in Finance and International Business, and her BA degree from Calvin College. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and is FINRA Series 7,63, and 24 licensed.
 
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Jay Vivian

Managing Principal, Corn Hill Associates

Jay Vivian retired in late 2007 as head of IBM's $135 billion retirement funds system. He led the funds' successful weathering of 2001-2002's "perfect storm" and several benefit redesigns, and oversaw implementation of asset diversification and LDI. He holds an AB in math from Bowdoin, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is a CFA charterholder. He was vice chair of CIEBA and remains active. He is on the board of ICMA-RC ($30 billion), the investment/pension committee of United Way, and is a member of the National Assocation of Corporate Directors. He served on NYSE's Pension Managers Advisory Committee and the Risk Standards Working Group. Plan Sponsor named IBM Plan Sponsor of the Year in 2006, Treasury & Risk named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance in 2007, and Plan Sponsor gave him their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. He has been featured in articles and interviews in WSJ, USA Today, MSN Money, P&I, Institutional Investor, and of course, aiCIO.
 
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Paul Zemsky

Chief Investment Officer, Multi-Asset Strategies, ING Investment Management

Paul Zemsky, CFA, is CIO, Multi-Asset Strategies, ING Investment Managment, responsible for traditional and alternative investment solutions. Under his leadership, traditional funds are supported by asset allocation, manager research and multi-manager capabilities. Within alternatives, fund-of-funds and private equity report to Paul. Paul joined ING Investment Management in 2005 as Head of Derivative Strategies where he oversaw derivative strategies for credit, interest rate and equity products. He spent 18 years at JPMorgan Investment Management, where he held a number of key positions, including Head of Investments for over $300 billion of Fixed Income assets. Prior to his role at ING, he co-founded CaliberOne Private Funds Management, a macro hedge fund. He holds a dual degree in finance and electrical engineering from the Management and Technology Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
 

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