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Christopher Ailman

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Christopher Ailman

Chief Investment Officer, Investments, California State Teachers' Retirement System
Christopher Ailman

Mr. Ailman has been the Chief Investment Officer of the $330+ billion CalSTRS, for over 23 years and leads an investment staff of 250. He joined CalSTRS in 2000 and is one of the longest serving public CIO’ in the country. He has over 38 years of institutional investment experience. Annually, he is listed as one of the top CIO’s in the USA and globally by the institutional investment media. He recently, announced he will retire from CalSTRS at June 30, 2024. He is one of the three co-Chairs of the Milken Institute’s Global Capital Markets Advisory Committee (GCMAC). He currently serves as the Chair of the 300 Club of global CIO’s, and the Kroner Financial Research Center at UCSD Rady School. He also represents institutional investors on the MSCI Management Advisory Committee, and the Toigo Foundation Advisory Board. He has received numerous awards and recognitions over his career, from CIO of the Year in 2000, the NAA Latino service award, 2011 Large Plan CIO of the year, and Investment Innovator of the Year in 2011, 2013, and again in 2018, all culminating in 2017, with receiving the inaugural Institutional Investor Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award and a second Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023 from CIO magazine. Mr. Ailman is a regular guest on the TV and radio, CNBC, Bloomberg, and Nightly Business Report. He has been married for 40 years and has three adult Daughters and two Grandsons that keep him hopping.