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David Erickson—Ascension Investment Management: Making an Impact on Healthcare and Beyond

12 Aug 2020 •
David Erickson
Managing Healthcare with a Catholic-based Investment Policy As vast numbers of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Italy, and elsewhere started pouring across America a century and a half ago, in virtually every town

Con Michalakis: Adelaide’s Super-man

10 Aug 2020 •
Con Michalakis
Statewide Super's Size is an Advantage Con Michalakis says Statewide Super, the AUD$9.7 billion superannuation fund where he’s been CIO for the past dozen years, may be smaller than some of Australia’s giant supers, but it’s faring well:  “We’re the Spartans versus the Persians.” 

Kirk Sims, Teachers Retirement System of Texas: Coming Up with Up and Comers

5 Aug 2020 •
Kirk Sims
Finding Undiscovered Talent in Emerging Managers Sometimes Kirk Sims feels like he’s swimming against the tide. As a Senior Manager and head of the Emerging Managers program at the $155 billion Teachers Retirement System of Texas (

Charles Woodhouse: Solid as a Rock

3 Aug 2020 •
Charles Woodhouse
QSuper's Distinctive Approach to Investing When Charles Woodhouse, the distinguished geologist who discovered a new mineral in 1937 which he named “woodhouseite,” scientific journals described it as “hard to classify.” His grandson and namesake, the CIO of QSuper, the AU$95 billion Aust

Douglas Brown, SVP & CIO, Exelon Corp.: Going non-nuclear

27 Jul 2020 •
Douglas J. Brown
Building an All-Star Team while going non-nuclear If you can rub your tummy and pat your forehead at the same time, you may be a good fit for Doug Brown’s job. Brown is CIO at Exelon Corp.

Benjamin Deng CIO at China Pacific Insurance Group: a rule-based allocation process is the goal

20 Jul 2020 •
Benjamin Deng
Finding Poetry in the Bond Market As the students in the Kwok Jing Culture and Education Foundation’s calligraphy class carefully try to master the precise brushstrokes demonstrated by their teacher, Benjamin Deng, probably few of them know that his day job is

Roz Hewsenian: Gladly Would She Learn, and Gladly Teach

20 Jul 2020 •
Rosalind Hewsenian
Hewsenian's approach to investing has harnessed a lot from her teaching days Dealing with many of those in the investment world is a lot like teaching special ed students, according to Rosalind Hewsenian, CIO of the $6.2 billion Helmsley Charitable Trust. She ought to know.

Andrew Palmer: Making the Most of a Public Plan

14 Jul 2020 •
Andrew C. Palmer
Controversy is part of the job description in the public funds world One of the fundamental attributes of any public employee retirement plan is that it’s so…public.

Leslie Lenzo Finding the Right Prescription for Advocate Aurora Health

8 Jul 2020 •
Leslie Lenzo
Transforming Advocate HealthCare with the Right Prescription Leslie Lenzo can tell you about the dramatic transformation taking place in the health care industry’s investment management.

Bill Coaker is Betting on Science, Technology, and Innovation

29 Jun 2020 •
Bill Coaker
Allocating to Private Markets with Focus on Science, Technology, and Innovation Bill Coaker, CIO of the $26 billion San Francisco Employees Retirement System, has put together a portfolio that combines a heavy allocation to private markets with a significant f