Christopher J. AilmanChief Investment Officer, California State Teachers’ Retirement System
Mr. Ailman has been the chief investment officer of CalSTRS for 19 years. He leads an investment staff of 170 and oversees a portfolio valued at $246 billion as of October 31, 2019. He has over 37 years of institutional investment experience. Each year, he is recognized as one of the top CIOs both in the U.S. and globally, and he is chair of the SASB Investor Advisory Group, helping promote integration of the standards in security analysis and portfolio construction. In 2016, he was part of the first cohort to achieve a Fundamentals of Sustainable Accounting (FSA) credential. He has served on several boards and advisory boards in the U.S. and U.K. He is the North American chair of the 300 Club, a group of leading investment professionals from around the globe, and is co-chair of the Milken Global Capital Markets Committee. He has received numerous awards and recognitions, from CIO of the Year in 2000 to being named the number three CIO in the world and Investment Innovator of the Year in 2013. In November 2017, Mr. Ailman received Institutional Investor magazine’s first Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Ailman is a regular guest on the TV and radio and is frequently quoted in in major financial publications. He has a BA from UC Santa Barbara, is married with three daughters and is a committed Promise Keeper.