2019 Chief Investment Officer Summit

| Harvard Club of New York City

  • Doug Brown

    Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Exelon Corporation

    Douglas J. Brown joined Exelon Corporation as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer in November 2009. As Chief Investment Officer, Doug leads a team of professionals responsible for managing all investment activities including pension funds, nuclear decommissioning trusts, defined contribution plans and other employee benefit trusts totaling $43 billion. He is a member of Exelon’s Corporate Investment Committee and the Exelon Foundation Board of Directors. In 2012, Doug was named Large Corporate Pension Manager of the Year by Institutional Investor. The award recognizes institutional investors whose innovative strategies and fiduciary savvy have resulted in impressive returns. From 2013 through 2018, he was named to Chief Investment Officer Magazine’s Power 100 list of most influential asset owners. Professional History Prior to joining Exelon, Doug was Chief Investment Officer at Chrysler LLC with responsibility for all asset management activities globally, including pension funds, defined contribution plans and other employee benefit trusts totaling $30 billion. Chrysler’s $20 billion U.S. pension fund has been consistently among the top performing funds. Doug’s career with Chrysler and its affiliates began in 1983. He was advanced to positions of increasing responsibility, including Treasurer for DaimlerChrysler Canada and Director, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets for DaimlerChrysler Corporation. He was a member of the Chrysler LLC Investment Committee and previously served on the DaimlerChrysler Investment Committees in the United States, Germany and Canada and on the Board of Directors and Investment Committee for the DaimlerChrysler Insurance Company. Doug is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets (CIEBA) in Washington, DC. He also serves on the Board of the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. From 2013 to 2015, Doug served on the Board of the CFA Society of Chicago. Education Doug was born in Paterson, New Jersey and holds a B.A. degree in economics from Albion College and an MBA from the University of Detroit Mercy.

  • Rens Goetz

    Head of Asset Management , ABB, Ltd.

    Rens leads the process of asset allocation for ABB’s pension plans globally, from strategic and dynamic allocation, down to manager selection. He guided the digitalization of the process, which was vital in facilitating scalability and consistency, improving local decision making using a shared risk managed framework. The investment process has resulted in ABB’s pension plans outperforming local peers and international asset managers. Over the past years, he and the ABB pensions team have received multiple awards for their work in digitization and institutional investing. Last year, Rens was selected for CIO’s NextGen list for highly promising asset owners.

  • Robert M. Hunkeler

    Vice President, Investments, International Paper

    Bob joined International Paper in 1997 as Vice President – Investments. In this position, he is responsible for the investment direction of IP’s $14 billion in pension, savings and other plan assets. Prior to joining International Paper, he was Associate Director – Funds Management and Financing at Sandoz Corporation where he was responsible for pensions, cash management and other finance activities. Before that he held numerous finance positions at Ciba-Geigy Corporation. He began his career as a chemical lab technician at Ciba-Geigy’s central research facility in Basel, Switzerland. Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and an MBA from the University of Maryland. He is a past Chairman, and current board member, of the Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets (CIEBA), a former trustee of the Greenwich Roundtable and former member of the NYSE Pension Managers Advisory Committee.

  • Charles Van Vleet

    Assistant Treasure and Chief Investment Officer, Textron Inc.

    Charles Van Vleet is Assistant Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer of Pension Investments at Textron Inc., Providence RI*. Together with an investment team of four, Charles has Trustee oversight of $10.6BN in defined benefit and defined contribution assets for Textron’s U.S., Canada and UK Plans providing retirement security for over 75,00 current and past employees. The Textron retirement Plans are well funded with broadly diversified investments including private equity, hedge funds, real estate, fixed income and public equity. In addition to investment oversight, Charles serves as a Member of Textron’s Investment Committee, Investment Management group, Employee Benefits Committee, Trustee and Board Member of Textron’s UK and Canadian Plans. Prior to Textron, Charles spent 8 years as Director, Pension Investments at United Technologies in Hartford CT. Prior to pension investment Charles spent 25 years in the asset management divisions of Credit Suisse, Putnam Investments, Alliance Capital, Brown Brothers Harriman and Nomura Securities. At different times -living and working in New York, London and Tokyo- he has had the opportunity to manage ‘40 Act mutual funds, high net worth, endowment, public pension and corporate pension funds. Charles holds bachelors’ degrees in Economics and Political Science from UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA and an MBA from the University of CT (UCONN) in Storrs, CT. Currently, Charles is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Investment Subcommittee for CIEBA (Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets) and serves on the investment advisory board for the Lifespan endowment, Rhode Island’s largest not-for-profit health care system. In addition, he serves on the advisory board for Rhode Island’s Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), advisory committee for the Washington DC based, Managed Fund Association (MFA), Industry Affairs Committee for the Institutional Limited Partners’ Association (ILPA) and Defined Contribution Alternatives Association (DCALTA). *Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. Founded in 1923, we have grown into a network of businesses with total revenues of $13.4 billion, and approximately 32,000 employees with facilities and presence in 25 countries, serving a diverse and global customer base. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island Textron is ranked 228th on the FORTUNE 500 list of largest U.S. companies.

Contact Information

Sponsorship Information

Katie Bacon (203) 595-3184

General Information

Carol Popkins (203) 461-0985