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Tina Byles Williams

Tina Byles Williams

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, and Founder, Xponance Inc.
Tina Byles Williams

Tina Byles Williams is chief executive officer, chief investment officer, and founder of Xponance®, a $14 billion multiple strategy investment company that is one of the largest diverse and woman-owned investment firms in the United States. She founded FIS Group, the predecessor firm to Xponance, 25 years ago and has over 36 years of investment experience. Byles Williams is the chief investment officer and lead portfolio manager for the firm’s active global equity strategies. As chief investment officer, she chairs the firm’s Investment Committee and oversees the firm’s fixed income and equity platforms. As lead portfolio manager for the firm’s active global equity multi-manager strategies, she oversees all investment strategy, manager search, and disposition decisions.

Byles Williams is widely regarded as a trailblazer in the field of identifying and investing with talented entrepreneurial investment management firms, many of which are diverse and women-owned.

Byles Williams served as chief investment officer to the city of Philadelphia’s $2.5 billion Board of Pensions and Retirement. Prior to her work with the Board of Pensions and Retirement, Byles Williams was the investment officer for the $300 million Philadelphia Gas Works Pension Fund. Byles Williams is a member of the Advisory Board for the Strategic Capital Group of Investcorp, a $38 billion global alternatives investment firm, and is a member of the Eisenhower Fellowships Board and serves on both its Executive Committee and its Investment Committee. Byles Williams is a leader in her community and sits on the Center City District Board and previously sat on the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, which oversees the city of Philadelphia’s financial plans. Between 2011 and 2015, she served as a board member and chaired the Research Committee of the National Women’s Business Council, a federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the president, Congress, and the US Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.

Byles Williams is the chairman and driving force behind Xponance’s philanthropic entity, A Good Measure Foundation, which provides financial literacy education to inner city youth and supports programs designed to empower impoverished or marginalized women or children in the US and internationally.

Byles Williams completed her undergraduate work at New York University, where she graduated magna cum laude and earned her master’s degree in public policy.