Class of 2019 NextGens

Meet our 30 NexGens driving innovation in institutional asset management in 2019.

Art by Iris Lei

Each year, we ask our vibrant industry community to anonymously nominate those they see as rising leaders in the investment industry. The 2019 NextGen list, released over these next few weeks, alphabetically, in groups of six, brings together 30 of those talented and inspiring asset allocators who show a strong ability to become potential game changers. It’s kind of like peeking into the future. If they haven’t already risen, many nominees quickly ascend in their careers within a few years.

This feature brings you inside the minds of this class of future investment leaders as they tackle a series of questions that reveal their strategies, personalities, dream mentors, and what they’d change about the industry. It also shines a light on the star qualities that they’re known for, with words spoken directly from their head allocators and chief investment officers.

To keep it fair, we asked these rising stars the same series of questions. Share your thoughts or congratulatory cheers on social media using the hashtag #NextGens2019. Feel free to be inspired by this year’s class as they courageously share their thoughts while forging into their futures.

To build anticipation, six new profiles will be added every week. The next batch will be published Wednesday, July 24th.

The new 2019 class is:

Ryan Bailey, Children’s Health
Stephen Blundin, Verizon Investment Management Corp.
Cassie Boll, Minnesota State Board of Investment
Derek Drummond, State of Wisconsin Investment Board
Joe Fazzino, UTC
Benjamin Frede, Public School & Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri
Christie Hamilton, Children’s Health
Elizabeth Jourdan, Mercy Health
Christine Kelleher, National Gallery of Art
June Kim, California State Teachers’ Retirement System
Sriram Lakshminarayanan, Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System
Albert Lee, University of California
Thomas Lefler, Raytheon
Alisa Mall, Carnegie Corp.
Ryan McNally, Indiana University Health
Roxton McNeal, UPS
Jeffrey Mindlin, Arizona State University Enterprise Partners
Petya Nikolova, Office of the NYC Comptroller (NYC Pensions)
Novisi Nirschl, Director, Non-Marketable Investments, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Tom O’Day, Portfolio Manager, Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.
Dan Parker, Deputy CIO, Texas Tech University Endowment
Jude Pérez, Principal Investment Officer, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association
Tarik Serri, Director, Hedge Funds & Alternative Investments, Air Canada Pension Investments
Ruchit Shah, Portfolio Manager, Alternative Fixed Income & Private Credit, Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company

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