The asset manager and former consultant is the sixth investment chief to head the fund in about 13 years. He starts Jan. 16.
The stickler for a conventional investing style talks about his start in the business.
Alex Lee, who has been her No. 2, takes over the top finance slot.
Right now, the investment head can’t earn a salary above the governor’s $167,000, half what the chief could make elsewhere.
Andrew Junkin will lead the state pension system’s investment operations after 15 years at the consulting firm.