2021 CIO Virtual: Inside the Minds of CIOs

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  • Clint Coghill

    Chief Executive Officer, Backstop

    Clint Coghill co-founded Backstop Solutions Group in 2003 as the Founding Chairman and has helped guide the company as Chairman of the Board. Clint now leads the Backstop Executive Team as CEO.
    Prior to joining Backstop in an executive role, Clint was CIO of Coghill Capital Management, a successful Chicago-based hedge fund management company he started in 1995. Among his other professional pursuits, Clint was the Founding Chairman of NFTE Chicago’s Regional Advisory Board, which provides entrepreneurship programs to young people from low-income communities and reaches more than 2,000 youth per year. He is also the founder of two charitable Organizations, the Coghill Family Foundation and the Environmental Impact Initiative.
    Clint received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the London Business School.

    Fast Facts: Is happily married to an attorney and has 4 kids; two boys and two girls
    Family owned a golf course and his first job was retrieving golf balls from the water hazards 
    Keeps active by snow skiing, surfing, ice hockey, golf, and training for triathlons
    Fluent in Spanish and spent time backpacking through South America
    Enjoys traveling with his family
    In 2015 was named the NFTE “Entrepreneur of The Year”
    Appointed to the “Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame” in their 30th annual induction
    Is a pro football aficionado and follows the Chicago Bears 

  • Shivin Kwatra

    Head of LDI Portfolio Management – US, Insight Investment

    Shivin joined Insight in November 2017 as Head of LDI Portfolio Management for North America. Prior to this, Shivin was a senior portfolio manager at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he managed fixed income and LDI portfolios. He started his career within the Investment Bank at JP Morgan on the Structured Products and Derivatives Marketing team. He was a founding member of the pension advisory group at JP Morgan (which was acquired by Pacific Life) and Head of Direct Investments at Pacific Global Advisors (which was acquired by Goldman Sachs). Shivin holds a BSc in Commerce with a concentration in Finance from the McIntire School at the University of Virginia, where he was also the captain of the men’s golf team. He is a CFA charterholder and maintains Series 7 and 63 licenses from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and Series 3 license from the National Futures Association.

  • Andrew Palmer

    Chief Investment Officer, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System

    Andrew Palmer, CFA is the Chief Investment Officer for the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System. In this role, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the System’s investment division and has overall responsibility for the System’s investment program. Previously he was the Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Director of Fixed Income for the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System. In addition to his role as Director of Fixed Income, he led the construction of a Strategic Lending Portfolio, was a member of the Private Equity and Real Estate Committees and shared in the responsibility for tactical asset allocation and new product development. He began his career at ASB Capital Management, a Bethesda, Maryland based institutional advisory firm. Mr. Palmer is a member of the University of Maryland, Economics Leadership Council, and the ILPA, has been active in the CFA program and was President of the Washington Association of Money Managers. He received a BA and an MA in Economics from the University of Maryland.

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Carol Popkins (203) 461-0985