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Public Investor 100 – 2017


The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) has just released its fifth annual Public Investor 100. The list includes the most significant and impactful public investor executives of 2017. The top 100 ranking assembles the most influential people at some of the largest sovereign funds, endowments, foundations, pensions and central banks around the globe. SWFI editorial attempts to recognize new individuals not recognized in previous lists.

SWFI analyzed a number of dimensions when compiling the list including innovation, funding and environmental circumstances, returns, unique programs and initiatives undertaken.

To view the specific profiles, please view the Sovereign Wealth Quarterly.

Here it is – 2017 Rankings

1 Norihiro Takahashi President Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan Japan
2 Elvira Sakhipzadovna Nabiullina Governor Central Bank of Russia Russia
3 Adrian Orr Chief Executive Officer New Zealand Superannuation Fund New Zealand
4 Urjit Patel Governor Reserve Bank of India India
5 Andrew Ward Chief Investment Officer Boeing United States
6 Matthew Eyton-Jones Chief Executive Officer Pension Fund CERN Switzerland
7 Chris Li President Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company United States
8 Macky Tall Executive Vice-President, Infrastructure And President And Chief Executive Officer, CDPQ Infra Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Canada
9 Majed Salem Khalifa Al Romaithi Executive Director, Real Estate & Infrastructure Abu Dhabi Investment Authority United Arab Emirates
10 Jim Keohane President & Chief Executive Officer Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Canada
11 Vijoy Paul Chattergy Chief Investment Officer State of Hawai’i Employees’ Retirement System United States
12 Tom Joy Director of Investments Church Commissioners for England United Kingdom
13 Nicole Musicco Senior Managing Director, Public Equities Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Canada
14 David Villa Chief Investment Officer State of Wisconsin Investment Board United States
15 Umirzak Shukeyev Chief Executive Officer JSC Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna Kazakhstan
16 Haiying Zhao Chief Risk Officer China Investment Corporation China
17 Takeshi Ito Senior Portfolio Manager AISIN Employees’ Pension Fund Japan
18 Jason Klein Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center United States
19 Sandro Streit Head of Asset Management Swiss National Bank Switzerland
20 Marius Møller Senior Vice President, Real Estate PensionDanmark Denmark
21 Dong Hun Jang Chief Investment Officer Korea POBA South Korea
22 Eric R. Nierenberg Chief Strategy Officer Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board United States
23 Curtis Ishii Managing Investment Director, Fixed Income California Public Employees’ Retirement System United States
24 Nagi Adel Hamiyeh Co-Head, Enterprise Development Group, Senior Managing Director, Investment, Head, Australia & New Zealand, Head, Middle East, Co-Head, Africa Temasek Holdings Singapore
25 Stephen Gilmore Chief Investment Strategist Future Fund Australia
26 Anatoly Braverman First Deputy Chief Executive Officer Russian Direct Investment Fund Russia
27 Etienne Stofer Chief Executive Officer Caisse de Retraite du Personnel Navigant France
28 Peter Hansson Chief Executive Officer SPK Sweden
29 Avik Dey Managing Director, Head of Natural Resources Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Canada
30 Sung Seog Kang Chief Investment Officer Korean Teachers’ Credit Union South Korea
31 Brian Pellegrino Chief Investment Officer UPS Group Trust United States
32 Satish Rai Chief Investment Officer, Capital Markets Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System Canada
33 Lim Chow Kiat Chief Executive Officer GIC Private Limited Singapore
34 Zeke L. Loretto Director, Head of Global Investments, eBay United States
35 John Barker Chief Investment Officer Partners HealthCare System United States
36 Feyza Akbiyik Director Pension Fund Heineken Switzerland Switzerland
37 Yannis Stournaras Governor Bank of Greece Greece
38 Jim Pittman Senior Vice President, Private Equity British Columbia Investment Management Corporation Canada
39 William Proom Managing Director, Investments Maine Public Employees’ Retirement System United States
40 Michael A.B. Orr Director of Alternative Investments Providence St. Joseph Health United States
41 Doyoon Lee Chief Investment Officer Police Mutual Aid Association South Korea
42 Mark Delaney Chief Investment Officer AustralianSuper Australia
43 Bernard Descreux Head of Asset Management Division EDF S.A. France
44 Hani Barhoush Executive Director, Mubadala Capital Mubadala Investment Company United Arab Emirates
45 Neal F. Triplett Chief Executive Officer Duke Management Company United States
46 Julio Velarde Governor Central Reserve Bank of Peru Peru
47 Ahmed Al-Hammadi Head of Active Investments Qatar Investment Authority Qatar
48 Kristian Fok Executive Manager, Investment Strategy Cbus Australia
49 Sangjoon Kim Chief Operating Officer Korea Investment Corporation South Korea
50 Ahmad Doust Hoseini Chairman National Development Fund Iran
51 Fadi BouSamra Chief Investment Officer ‎Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County United States
52 Israfil Mammadov Deputy Executive Director State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
53 Ana Marshall Vice President & Chief Investment Officer William and Flora Hewlett Foundation United States
54 Paul Matson Director Arizona State Retirement System United States
55 Abdul Sallam Al Murshidi Chief Executive Officer Oman State General Reserve Fund Oman
56 David Silber Chief Investment Officer City of Milwaukee Employees’ Retirement System United States
57 Kathleen Jacobs Chief Investment Officer New York University United States
58 Ross Israel Head of Global Infrastructure QIC Australia
59 Hisham Hamdan Executive Director, Investments, Investments and Head of Khazanah Research & Investment Strategy Khazanah Nasional Berhad Malaysia
60 Nicholas Bagnall Chief Investment Officer Accident Compensation Corporation New Zealand
61 John Pomeroy II Chief Investment Officer and Chief Risk Officer Pennsylvania State University, Office of Investment Management United States
62 David Barcus Manager of Investments Denison University United States
63 Young Sin Jeong Head of Overseas Alternative Investments Korea Teachers’ Pension South Korea
64 Doug Brown Chief Investment Officer Exelon United States
65 Steve Stewart Senior Vice President, Private Debt Alberta Investment Management Corporation Canada
66 Chiranjivi Nepal Governor Nepal Rastra Bank Nepal
67 Andrew Fisher Managing Director of Public Markets Emory Investment Management United States
68 Juerg Traber Scheme Manager Hilti Pension Fund Switzerland
69 Colin Kerwin Global Pension Fund Manager ExxonMobil United States
70 Shawn D. Wischmeier Chief Investment Officer Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies United States
71 Mark Thompson Chief Investment Officer HSBC Pension Trust (UK) United Kingdom
72 Kevin Zhu Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Construction OPTrust, OPSEU Pension Trust Canada
73 Snædís Ögn Flosadóttir Managing Director, Asset Management EFIA and LSBI Pension Funds Iceland
74 Misti Preziosi Assistant State Treasurer, Chief Investment Officer Mississippi Office of State Treasurer United States
75 Tom Mergaerts Chief Executive Officer Amonis OFP Belgium
76 Everette E. Frazer Investment Manager British Virgin Islands Social Security Board British Virgin Islands
77 Phillip Tencick Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer Spokane Employees’ Retirement System United States
78 Ramón Nieto Chief Investment Officer Geroa Pentsioak Spain
79 Rob Groves Chief Investment Officer Pension Insurance Corporation United Kingdom
80 Jim Grossman Chief Investment Officer Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System United States
81 Christopher Schelling Director, Private Equity Texas Municipal Retirement System United States
82 Katherine Molnar Senior Investment Officer Fairfax County Retirement Systems United States
83 Salwa Boussoukaya-Nasr Chief Investment Officer Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites France
84 Ross William Vice President, Investments Memorial Hermann Health System United States
85 Jack Mahler Chief Investment Officer Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United States
86 Aoifinn Devitt Chief Investment Officer Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago United States
87 David B. Wescoe Chief Executive Officer San Diego County Employees Retirement Association United States
88 Darren Walker President Ford Foundation United States
89 Hans-Martin Aerts Head of Infrastructure Investments, Asia Pacific APG Asset Management Netherlands
90 Alan S. Forman Director Yale Investment Office United States
91 Matthew Sherwood Senior Manager, Public Markets The Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board United States
92 Agni Asgeirsson Director of Risk Management Lífeyrissjóður Starfsmanna Ríkisins og Lífeyrissjóður Hjúkrunarfræðinga Iceland
93 Jonathan Hook Chief Investment Officer Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation United States
94 Kim Lew Chief Investment Officer Carnegie Corporation of New York United States
95 John Gandolfo Chief Investment Officer The World Bank Pension Fund United States
96 Guy Coughlan Chief Financial Risk Officer Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) Ltd. United Kingdom
97 Mark Baumgartner Chief Investment Officer Institute for Advanced Study United States
98 Jae Dong Kim Chief Investment Officer Military Mutual Aid Association South Korea
99 Rory Murphy Chairman Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund United Kingdom
100 Andrew Golden President Princeton University Investment Company United States

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