Class of 2017 Forty Under Forty

  • Hani A. Al-Jehani, 33Manager-Alternative Investments, Hassana
    Investment Company (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
  • Christopher Barber, Associate Director
    Ford Foundation (New York, NY)
  • Ashley Baum, 35Senior Investment Manager
    Teacher Retirement System of Texas (Austin, Texas)
  • Paul Benjamin, CFA, 38Director of Investments
    Alcoa (New York, NY)
  • Elizabeth Burton, 34Managing Director Quantitative Strategies Group
    Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (Baltimore, MD)
  • Erik Carleton, 37Director of Pension Investments
    Textron (Providence, RI)
  • Tishawna Clyburn, Senior Investment Analyst
    Prudential Financial, Inc. (Newark, NJ)
  • Nicholas Csicsko, Investment Director
    Trinity Wall Street (New York, NY)
  • Patrick De Roy, 39SVP, Research—Depositors and Total Portfolio
    Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Montreal, Canada)
  • Minoti Dhanaraj, 39Senior Investment Officer
    Employees’ Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas (Dallas, TX)
  • Renata Erlikhman, 35Director of Investments
    OW Management (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Lacey Farrell Johnson, 31Investment Associate
    CareGroup Investment Office (Boston, MA)
  • Russell Gill, 34Head of Pension Risk & Capital Modelling
    Nationwide Building Society (Wiltshire, UK)
  • Laura Hill, 36Portfolio Manager, Alternative Investments
    Advocate Health Care (Downers Grove, IL)
  • Amanda Hopper, 39Senior Director, Public Markets Investments
    Senior Director, Public Markets Investments (Austin, TX)
  • J. Brady Hyde, 33Portfolio Manager—Private Equity
    UPS Group Trust (Atlanta, GA)
  • Tom Kierzkowski, 33Senior Portfolio Manager—Hedge Funds
    Univest Company B.V. (London, UK)
  • Yup Kim, 32Senior Portfolio Manager, Special Opportunities
    Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (Juneau, AK)
  • Jordan Levine, 39Assistant Treasurer & Director of Investments,
    American Chemical Society (Washington, D.C.)
  • Tom Masthay, 33Director of Real Assets
    Texas Municipal Retirement System (Austin, TX)
  • Dr. Zoë McHugh, 38Investment Strategist
    First State Super Trustee Corporation (Sydney, Australia)
  • Michael Nichols, 39Senior Investment Officer
    Texas Tech University System (Lubbock, TX)
  • Justin Pinckney, 30Deputy Chief Investment Officer
    Michelin North America, Inc. (Greenville, SC)
  • Timothy Price, 39Chief Investment Officer
    Contra Costa County Employees’ Retirement Association (Concord, CA)
  • Jason Raiti, 33Chief Investment Officer
    Choate Rosemary Hall (Wallingford, CT)
  • Robert (“Bo”) Ramsey III, 36Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Director of Equities
    Indiana Public Retirement System (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Carlos Rangel, 39Director of Investments
    W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Battle Creek, MI)
  • Jason Rector, 30Analyst
    State of Wisconsin Investment Board (Madison, WI)
  • Homayoun Saleh, 39Director of Investments
    Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, NJ)
  • Richard Savage, 35Investment Director, Global Equities
    Local Pensions Partnership (London, UK)
  • Matt Sherwood, 33Senior Investment Manager
    MMBB Financial Services (New York, NY)
  • David Silber, 38Chief Investment Officer
    City of Milwaukee ERS (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Kevin Smith, 39Chief Investment Officer
    Carpe Investments (New York, NY)
  • Nicole Solomon, 37Portfolio Manager
    Kokino, LLC (New York, NY)
  • Orintheo Swanigan, 33Investment Officer
    CalSTRS (Sacramento, CA)
  • Noorsurainah Tengah, 34Head of Absolute Return and Commodities
    Brunei Investment Agency (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brune)
  • Ron Tenhagen, 38Investment Manager
    JM Family Enterprises, Inc. (Deerfield Beach, FL)
  • Christophe Truong, 31Manager, Investments
    Air Canada Pension Investments (Montreal, Quebec)
  • Kristin E. Varela, 30Senior Portfolio Manager
    Real Assets, Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico (Santa Fe, NM)
  • Jeff Youngman, 32Investment Analyst
    Contra Costa County Employees’ Retirement Association (Concord, CA)

HOW OFTEN in our lives do we get a brief look at the newest leaders to enter the scene?
Here is CIO’s 2017 40 Under 40 list of the best, brightest and most inspiring talent.

The list, compiled based on anonymous nominations, brings together 40 asset owners from around the world who show a strong passion in their work and the ability to become potential game changers — if they aren’t already. The catch – they couldn’t turn the big 4-0 before the end of April.

This feature brings you inside the minds of this class of future investment leaders as they answer a series of questions that reveal their strategies, personalities, and dream mentors. They also claim their stakes on the eternal debate of passive vs. active and shed some light on what makes them tick. To keep it fair, we asked these rising stars the same series of questions. You can share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #CIO40Under40. The 2017 class of CIO’s 40 Under 40 award winners are: