Speaker's Biography:

Christopher Ailman
Chief Investment Officer, California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS)

Christopher Ailman is the chief investment officer of the $145 billion California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS). As CIO, Ailman leads a team of seven directors. He joined CalSTRS in 2000. He has over 25 years of institutional investment management experience. He is a governor of International Corporate Governance, a member of the board of the Pacific Pension Institute and the co-chairman of the Milken Institute's Global Capital Markets Committee. In 2000, Ailman received the CIO of the Year - IFE Leadership Award from the Institute for Fiduciary Education. In 2003, his state CIO peers awarded him the Richard Stoddard Award for service in the investment of public pensions. Before joining CalSTRS, Ailman was the CIO for the $65 billion Washington State Investment Board, the Sacramento County Employees' Retirement System and the County of Sacramento. Ailman has a bachelor's degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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