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Kristina Koutrakos

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Kristina Koutrakos

Director, Portfolio Strategy, Virginia Retirement System
Kristina Koutrakos

Kristina Koutrakos is the Director of Portfolio Strategies for the Virginia Retirement System. The VRS invests over $100 billion for public sector employees in the Commonwealth. Kristina is responsible for identifying and implementing cross-asset class investment ideas within the Plan’s portfolio. She manages global asset allocation and thematic strategies and is a member of the VRS Management Committee. Through her work, she interacts with asset managers, research firms, and investment companies around the world. Kristina has been an investor in the asset management industry for over twenty years. Prior to joining the VRS, she founded Kyria Capital Management to develop research and deploy capital to women-run alternative investment firms. Previously, she was a Managing Director and Investment Strategist for a multi-family office. Kristina began her career in fixed income portfolio management and was a portfolio manager at Western Asset and BlackRock. Kristina is a CAIA charterholder. She earned a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.