Public Investor 100 – 2015

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Brief Summary

FOR A THIRD YEAR, SWFI REVEALS A RANKING OF THE 100 MOST SIGNIFICANT AND IMPACTFUL ASSET OWNER AND PUBLIC EXECUTIVES OF 2015.

These men and women command billions of assets, impacting the lives of stakeholders and constituents globally. The people on the list were chosen by SWFI staff – not influenced by asset managers, governments or consultants. They come from medium to large-sized asset owners – sovereign wealth funds, public pensions, superannuation funds, endowments, central banks and other retirement funds. The size of managed assets is not the only criterion for ranking inclusion. One of the major factor that warrants inclusion on the list is the contribution to important trends in the asset owner industry.

This ranking will appear in our October issue of the Sovereign Wealth Quarterly.

Here it is – 2015 Rankings

RANK NAME TITLE(S) ORGANIZATION / FUND NAME COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
1 Janet Yellen Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Federal Reserve United States
2 Fahad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Governor Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency Saudi Arabia
3 Karsten Kallevig Chief Investment Officer Real Estate Norges Bank Investment Management Norway
4 Mats Andersson Chief Executive Officer Fjärde AP-fonden Sweden
5 Heung-Sik Choo Chief Investment Officer Korea Investment Corporation South Korea
6 Brian Tipple Global Head of External Equities Abu Dhabi Investment Authority UAE
7 Fiona Mackenzie Head of Investments New Zealand Superannuation Fund New Zealand
8 Michael Pennisi Chief Strategy Officer State Public Sector Superannuation Scheme Australia
9 Daniel Garant Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer PSP Investments Canada
10 Scott Malpass Chief Investment Officer University of Notre Dame United States
11 R. David Kelly Chairman Teacher Retirement System of Texas United States
12 Gregory Curl President Temasek Holdings Singapore
13 Choi Kwang Chairman and CEO National Pension Service (Korea) South Korea
14 Bruce Zimmerman Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer University of Texas Investment Management Company United States
15 Tay Lim Hock President, Private Equity and Infrastructure GIC Private Limited Singapore
16 Eric Wetlaufer Head of Public Market Investments Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Canada
17 Ian Silk Chief Executive Officer AustralianSuper Australia
18 Seth Alexander President MIT Investment Management Company United States
19 Chris Rule Chief Investment Officer London Pension Fund Authority United Kingdom
20 Dale MacMaster Chief Investment Officer Alberta Investment Management Corporation Canada
21 Robert Tessier Chairman Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Canada
22 Carsten Stendevad Chief Executive Officer ATP Denmark
23 Eissa Mohamed Al Suwaidi Managing Director Abu Dhabi Investment Council UAE
24 Takahiro Mitani President Government Pension Investment Fund Japan
25 Jagdeep Singh Bachher Chief Investment Officer of the Regents University of California, Office of The President Endowment United States
26 Peter Costello Chairman Future Fund Australia
27 Wylie Tollette Chief Operating Investment Officer California Public Employees’ Retirement System United States
28 Mikael Angberg Chief Investment Officer Första AP-fonden Sweden
29 Danny Truell Chief Investment Officer Wellcome Trust United Kingdom
30 Angelien Kemna Chief Finance and Risk Officer APG Asset Management Netherlands
31 Damien Frawley Chief Executive Officer QIC Australia
32 Thomas Schönbächler Chief Executive Officer Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) Germany
33 David Villa Chief Investment Officer State of Wisconsin Investment Board United States
34 Mark Fawcett Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) United Kingdom
35 Stephen Moseley Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation United States
36 Navid Chamdia Head of Real Estate Qatar Investment Authority Qatar
37 Kristian Fok Executive Manager, Investment Strategy Cbus Superannuation Fund Australia
38 Thierry Lagrange Chief Executive Officer Pension Fund CERN Switzerland
39 Stephen Blyth President and Chief Executive Officer Harvard Management Company United States
40 Dean Takahashi Senior Director Yale Investment Office United States
41 Harry M. Keiley Chairman California State Teachers’ Retirement System United States
42 Israfil Mammadov Chief Investment Officer State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
43 Bruce Miller Investment Manager Lothian Pension Fund United Kingdom
44 Ian McKnight Chief Investment Officer Royal Mail Pension Plan United Kingdom
45 David M. Gurtz Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Director of Risk Management Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management United States
46 Oleksiy Lupin Head of Foreign Exchange and Gold Reserves Management National Bank of Ukraine Ukraine
47 Else Bos Chief Executive Officer PGGM Vermogensbeheer B.V. Netherlands
48 Alberto Arenas de Mesa Finance Minister Ministry of Finance, Chile Chile
49 Ashbel Williams Jr. Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer Florida State Board of Administration United States
50 Tim Eichenberg Council Member, State Treasurer NM New Mexico State Investment Council United States
51 Daisuke Hamaguchi Chief Investment Officer Pension Fund Association Japan
52 Carole Wright Chair Public Employees’ Retirement Association of Colorado United States
53 Greg Long Chief Executive Officer Federal Thrift Savings Plan United States
54 Vicki Fuller Chief Investment Officer New York State Common Retirement Fund United States
55 Anton Siluanov Finance Minister Russian Ministry of Finance Russia
56 Seth Magaziner State Treasurer Rhode Island United States
57 Jan Willem van Oostveen Financial and Investment Policy Manager PFZW Netherlands
58 Mark Gordon Wyoming State Treasurer Permanent Mineral Trust Fund – Wyoming United States
59 Norman Chan Chief Executive Hong Kong Monetary Authority Hong Kong
60 Kirill Dmitriev Chief Executive Officer Russian Direct Investment Fund Russia
61 Jean-Pierre Jouyet Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Groupe Caisse des Dépôts France
62 Stephen Poloz Governor Bank of Canada Canada
63 Chang Che-shen Chairman Public Service Pension Fund of Taiwan Taiwan
64 Holland Timmins Chief Investment Officer and Executive Administrator Texas Permanent School Fund United States
65 Xie Xuren Chairman National Council for Social Security Fund China
66 Dominic Silva Executive Director, Investments and Head of Investments Khazanah Nasional Berhad Malaysia
67 Matthew Trebilcock Pension Investment Manager Cornwall Pension Fund United Kingdom
68 Barry Kenneth Chief Investment Officer Pension Protection Fund United Kingdom
69 Gary Dokes Chief Investment Officer Arizona State Retirement System United States
70 Luis Miguel Castilla Rubio Minister of Economy and Finance Fiscal Stabilization Fund Peru
71 Michael Watt Head of Investment Risk Victoria Funds Management Corporation Australia
72 Richard McIndoe Head of Pensions Strathclyde Pension Fund United Kingdom
73 Daniel Bacquelaine Minister for Pensions Minister for Pensions Belgium
74 Lincoln Webb Senior Vice President, Private Markets British Columbia Investment Management Corporation Canada
75 Claus Stampe Chief Investment Officer PensionDanmark Denmark
76 James Perry Chief Investment Officer Dallas Police & Fire Pension System United States
77 Drew Wrigley Chair and Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota North Dakota Legacy Fund United States
78 Elvyn Masassya Chief Executive Officer PT Jamsostek Indonesia
79 Carlos Obeid Group Chief Financial Officer Mubadala Development Company UAE
80 Scott Campbell Chair Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union Pension Trust Canada
81 Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan Chief Executive Officer Employees’ Provident Fund (Malaysia) Malaysia
82 Peter Morris Director of Pensions Greater Manchester Pension Fund United Kingdom
83 Scott Richland Chief Investment Officer The California Institute of Technology United States
84 Mike Powell Head of Private Markets Universities Superannuation Scheme United Kingdom
85 Luis de Guindos Minister of Economy and Competitiveness Minister of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain Spain
86 Kimberly Walker Chief Investment Officer Washington University Investment Management Company United States
87 Jonathan Grabel Chief Investment Officer Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico United States
88 Gary Bruebaker Chief Investment Officer Washington State Investment Board United States
89 Karim Djoudi Finance Minister Algerian Ministry of Finance Algeria
90 Glen Schwartz Senior Investment Officer, Alternatives San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System United States
91 Robert Jones Executive Director Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System United States
92 Jeb Burns Chief Investment Officer MERS of Michigan United States
93 Lisa Mazzocco Chief Investment Officer University of Southern California Endowment United States
94 Jim Millar Managing Director Princeton University Investment Company United States
95 Adele Gorrilla Chief Investment Officer Denison University Endowment United States
96 Tim Allen Chief Investment Officer Tacoma Employees’ Retirement System United States
97 David Peden Chief Investment Officer Kentucky Retirement Systems United States
98 Søren Dal Thomsen Chief Executive Officer AP Pension Denmark
99 Jason MacDonald Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Markets Division of Investment New Jersey Department of the Treasury United States
100 Scott Simon Chief Investment Officer Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado United States