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Hershel Harper

Chief Investment Officer, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust


Hershel Harper is the Chief Investment Officer of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust. With more than 20 years of institutional investment experience, he leads the Trust's investment office and is responsible for managing the Trust’s assets. Prior to joining the Trust, he served as the CIO of the South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission (RSIC) where he was responsible for developing investment policies and strategy, overseeing manager due diligence, and managing a team of 20 investment professionals. Prior to joining RSIC, Mr. Harper worked with organizations including Bank of America, Columbia Management, Evergreen Investments and SSgA. Mr. Harper earned his master’s degree in finance from Louisiana State University and his bachelor’s degree in finance from Louisiana Tech University. He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Society of West Michigan.


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