Aussies at the top of sovereign wealth fund gongs

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David Neal, chief executive of the Future Fund, has been named at the top of the list of the Sovereign Wealth Funds Institute ‘Public Investor Rankings’ for 2019. The global award considers the “most significant and impactful” executives in the sovereign wealth fund space. And Cbus chief, David Atkin, came third.

The privately-owned Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute produced its seventh annual ‘Public Investor 100’ list late last week. The list includes the most significant and impactful public investor executives of 2019. 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,” the company said.

“SWFI editorial attempts to identify new individuals not recognized in previous lists. As this ranking or list becomes an annual event, SWFI is making an effort for this list to be more of a recognition list than constantly ranking the top-level allocators each year. The list must be vibrant and filled with new people. As usual, SWFI analysed a number of dimensions when compiling the list including innovation, funding, environmental circumstances, returns, unique programs, and initiatives undertaken.”

While their definition of what constitutes a “sovereign wealth fund” may be a bit lax, the Seattle-based Sovereign Wealth Funds Institute, a for-profit company, does put in a lot of research in the big fiduciary fund space. David Atkin’s listing is no less noteworthy than that of David Neal, who presides over a much larger fund with less investment constraints.

There are several other Australian and New Zealand fiduciary investors, mainly super fund executive, in the list. Here is the full ranking:

Here it is – 2019 Rankings

RANK NAME TITLE(S) ORGANIZATION / FUND NAME COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
1 David Neal Chief Executive Officer Future Fund Australia
2 Lee Ju-yeol Governor Bank of Korea South Korea
3 David Atkin Chief Executive Officer Cbus Australia
4 Angela M. Rodell Chief Executive Officer Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation United States
5 Ashbell Williams Chief Investment Officer Florida State Board of Administration United States
6 Mario Draghi President European Central Bank European Union
7 Hiroshi Nakaseko President Kokumin Kyosai co-op Japan
8 Øystein Olsen Governor Norges Bank Norway
9 Mark Zuckerberg Board Member Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, LLC United States
10 Tomas Flodén Chief Investment Officer AMF Pensionsförsäkring AB Sweden
11 Russell Clarke Chief Investment Officer Victorian Funds Management Corporation Australia
12 Oday Al Ibrahim Head of Equities Kuwait Investment Authority Kuwait
13 Haruhiko Kuroda Governor Bank of Japan Japan
14 Jeb Burns Chief Investment Officer Michigan Municipal Employees Retirement System United States
15 Jonathan Shear Associate Vice President and Chief Investment Officer University of Utah Endowment United States
16 Denise Strack Chief Investment Officer Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation United States
17 Carrie Abildgaard Director, Fixed Income Investments and Retirement Funds Yale Investment Office United States
18 Gumersindo Oliveros Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer KAUST Investment Management Company United States
19 Jason Hsueh Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Stony Brook Foundation United States
20 Tim Moore Director of Private Equity Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association United States
21 Marcus Moreira de Almeida Chief Investment Officer Caixa de Previdencia dos Funcionarios do Banco do Brasil Brazil
22 Peter Kim Managing Director, Asia British Columbia Investment Management Corporation Canada
23 Nick Moakes Chief Investment Officer Wellcome Trust United Kingdom
24 Jean-Pierre Costes Chairman Ircantec France
25 Richard Williams Chief Investment Officer RPMI Railpen United Kingdom
26 Marc Green Director of Investments Retirement Systems of Alabama United States
27 Hans Korfmacher Managing Director WPV Pension Germany
28 Robert Hulme Deputy Director, Investments and Operations Fort Worth Employees Retirement Fund United States
29 Mujimba Nkamu Director of Finance Zambia Public Service Pensions Fund Zambia
30 Robert Smulowitz Managing Director, Private Equity Church Pension Fund United States
31 Joel Wittenberg Chief Investment Officer W.K. Kellogg Foundation United States
32 Yatin Patel Vice President and Co-Chief Investment Officer Conrad N. Hilton Foundation United States
33 Mulham Al Jarf Chief Investment Officer Oman State General Reserve Fund Oman
34 Daniel Booth Chief Investment Officer Border to Coast Pensions Partnership United Kingdom
35 Nigel Lewis Managing Director of Strategic Research and Risk Management Teacher Retirement System of Texas United States
36 Rosalind Hewsenian Chief Investment Officer Helmsley Charitable Trust United States
37 James Davis Chief Investment Officer OPSEU Pension Trust Canada
38 Rakesh Dahiya Chief Investment Officer Southern Methodist University United States
39 Hang Zhang Managing Director, Head of Passive Investment, Public Equity Department China Investment Corporation China
40 Andrew Spence Chief Investment Officer Qantas Super Australia
41 Luiz Levy Cardoso Chief Investment Officer Nucleos Instituto de Seguridade Social Brazil
42 Perry Warjiyo Governor Bank Indonesia Indonesia
43 Betty Hui Choo Head of External Management GIC Private Limited Singapore
44 Ari Huotari Chief Investment Officer Keva Finland
45 Sudhir Rajkumar Chief Investment Officer UN Investment Management Division United States
46 Scott Wilson Chief Investment Officer Washington University Investment Management Company United States
47 Brynjar Hreinsson Chief Investment Officer Stapi Pension Fund Iceland
48 Daisuke Hamaguchi Chief Investment Officer Japan Pension Fund Association Japan
49 David Stuart Chief Investment Officer Tasplan Superannuation Fund Australia
50 Elena Manola-Bonthond Chief Investment Officer CERN Pension Fund Switzerland
51 Anne Martin Chief Investment Officer Wesleyan University United States
52 Gregory Schuler Chief Investment Officer University of Pittsburgh United States
53 John Mahler Chief Investment Officer Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United States
54 Charles Tull Chief Investment Officer Employees Retirement System of Texas United States
55 Jeffrey Heil Chief Investment Officer Doris Duke Charitable Foundation United States
56 Yandraduth Googoolye Governor Bank of Mauritius Mauritius
57 Amy Falls Chief Investment Officer Rockefeller University United States
58 Michael Casel Chief Investment Officer Haverford College United States
59 Noorsurainah Tengah Head of Hedge Funds Brunei Investment Agency Brunei
60 Paula Volent Chief Investment Officer Bowdoin College United States
61 Claus Stampe Chief Investment Officer PensionDanmark Denmark
62 Ben Squires Chief Investment Officer NGS Super Australia
63 Aoifinn Devitt Chief Investment Officer Chicago Policemen’s Annuity & Benefit Fund United States
64 Michael Coultrip Chief Investment Officer San Mateo County Employees Retirement Association United States
65 Sally Dungan Chief Investment Officer Tufts University United States
66 Marcin Piasecki Chief Investment Officer Polish Development Fund Poland
67 Philip Griffith Chief Investment Officer Louisiana Teachers Retirement System United States
68 Debbie Haines Executive Director Adams County Retirement Plan United States
69 Dale MacMaster Chief Investment Officer Alberta Investment Management Corporation Canada
70 T.J. Carlson Chief Investment Officer Texas Municipal Retirement System United States
71 Daso Coimbra Chief Investment Officer Centrus Brazil
72 Björn Gunnarsson Chief Investment Officer Lifeyrissjodur Starfsmanna Rikisins Iceland
73 Angela Miller-May Chief Investment Officer Chicago Public School Teachers Pension & Retirement Fund United States
74 R. Rupnik Chief Investment Officer Illinois Teachers Retirement System United States
75 Marouane El Abassi Governor Central Bank of Tunisia Tunisia
76 Lisa Mazzocco Chief Investment Officer University of Southern California United States
77 Sungmoo Huh Chief Investment Officer Korea Scientists and Engineers Mutual-aid Association South Korea
78 Anders Svennesen Chief Investment Officer Danica Pension Denmark
79 Seth Kelly Chief Investment Officer Missouri State Employees Retirement System United States
80 Bruce Miller Chief Investment Officer Lothian Pension Fund United Kingdom
81 Ian Patrick Chief Investment Officer Sunsuper Australia
82 Stephen Gilmore Chief Investment Officer New Zealand Superannuation Fund New Zealand
83 Gregory Brunt Chief Investment Officer Houston Municipal Employees Pension System United States
84 Sonya Sawtell-Rickson Chief Investment Officer HESTA Super Fund Australia
85 Roy Wellington Senior Portfolio Manager, International Equities Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System United States
86 Javier Mauricio Guzman Chief Investment Officer Universidad Javeriana Colombia
87 Mark Fawcett Chief Investment Officer NEST Corporation United Kingdom
88 Gary Dokes Chief Investment Officer Arizona Community Foundation United States
89 Salwa Boussoukaya-Nasr Chief Investment Officer Fonds de Reserve Pour Les Retraites France
90 Anne Dinneen Chief Investment Officer Hamilton College United States
91 Andrew Howard Chief Investment Officer VicSuper Australia
92 John Zona Chief Investment Officer Boston College United States
93 James Failor Chief Investment Officer Sonoma County Employees Retirement Association United States
94 Mohamed Loukal Governor Bank of Algeria Algeria
95 Charles Mugabe Chief Investment Officer Agaciro Development Fund Rwanda
96 Michael Wyrsch Chief Investment Officer Vision Super Australia
97 Lisa Murray Chief Investment Officer Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation United States
98 Erik Goris Chief Investment Officer Stichting Algemeen Pensioenfonds Aruba Aruba
99 Arndt Rieger Chief Investment Officer Emirates Investment Authority United Arab Emirates
100 Jay Namyet Chief Investment Officer University of Oregon Foundation United States

 

– G.B.

 

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