For the second installment of CIO’s NextGen list, we’re inviting asset owners and managers to champion the brightest rising stars of the industry.
From your nominations, CIO will select 25 future leaders to be profiled in candid Q&As that highlight their skills and interest. NextGen replaced our Forty Under Forty list last year, which means candidates can be over age 40, but below 50. Additionally, nominees can be former Forty Under Forty achievers but cannot repeat from last year.
Asset owners and managers can make nominations, but those selected must work for asset owners.
This is not just an ego boost for these individuals. As with our previous Forties, NextGens have been able to break the glass ceilings and enter the upper echelons of the industry.
When she was featured last June, Jenny Chan was the senior investment officer for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, an organization she worked at for 11 years. By August, she had been named CIO of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The same can be said for Mark Shulgan, the new growth equity managing director at OMERS, who was the senior portfolio manager for thematic investing at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) at the time of his profile. Charles Wu, another previous NextGen, was promoted to deputy CIO of Australia’s State Super earlier this year.
Nominations, of course, will be kept anonymous to provide the best experience possible. To nominate, please answer this questionnaire about who you think is the next big investment rock star. If more than one candidate comes to mind, feel free to feature multiple nominations in your answers, and please incorporate as much detail as possible in your responses.
A few rules:
1. Nominees must be asset owners working in public and private pension plans, endowments and foundations, sovereign wealth funds, and/or single-family offices (they cannot be asset managers, outsourced-CIOs, or multi-family offices).
2. Nominees must be senior investment professionals working with or reporting to CIOs.
Nominations will close on April 5.