Industry Innovation Awards

| New York Public Library

The ninth annual Innovation gala will again be held at the New York Public Library. Together with the asset-owning and managing community, Chief Investment Officer will highlight and celebrate the very best of institutional investing on December 13. Finalists and winners are chosen by the CIO editorial team in conjunction with an Advisory Board of CIOs. The CIO of the Year Award and NextGen award will also be announced during the award ceremony.

This year’s advisors include Raphael Arndt, CIO of Australia’s Future Fund; Jagdeep Singh Bachher, CIO, vice president of Investments, University of California; Matt Clark, CIO, South Dakota Investment Council; Scott Evans, CIO of the New York City Pension Funds; David Holmgren, CIO of Hartford HealthCare; Tom Joy, CIO, Church of England; Kim Lew, CIO, Carnegie Corporation of New York; Richard Nuzum, president of Mercer’s global wealth business (2017 Consultant of the Year); and Bob Watson, CIO of FCA US.

6:30 p.m. – Registration and Cocktails in Astor Hall
7:30 p.m. – Dinner and Awards in the Celeste Bartos Forum
Following dinner, Winners Reception in Astor Hall

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Mansco Perry

    CIO and Executive Director, Minnesota State Board of Investment

    Mansco Perry, CIO and executive director of the $96 billion Minnesota State Board of Investment—who will receive the Lifetime Achievement award at the ninth annual CIO Innovation Awards dinner— embodies the values that drive much of the CIO community.
    Past winners include 
    Florida’s State Board of Administration (SBA) Ash Williams; Notre Dame’s Scott Malpass; the University of Texas Investment Management Co.’s Britt Harris; Rick Dahl, the newly retired CIO of the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System; Strategic Investment Group’s Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg; and NISA Investment Advisors’ Jess Yawitz and Bill Marshall. Last year, the title was awarded to Mark Schmid, CIO of the University of Chicago endowment. For more details click here.

We hope you can join us.

To request an invitation to attend (asset owners), contact Katie Campbell at  To learn more about hosting a table or sponsoring the event (asset managers), please contact Katie Bacon at or Carol Popkins at

Influential Investors Forum

December 13, 2018
Harvard Club

Contact Information

Sponsorship Information

Rob Reif (203) 258-6622

General Information

Carol Popkins (203) 461-0985