MEET THE MEMBERS

Stefan Dunatov

Chairman, Head of Investment Risk, Strategy and Research at bcIMC

Stefan is head of Investment Risk, Strategy and Research at bcIMC, which has $130bn in assets under management for various pension and insurance clients. He is also the a member of the Wellcome Trust investment committee. Previously, he was Chief Investment Officer at Coal Pension Investments and has worked at Deutsche Asset Management, Equitas Insurance, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and HSBC. He studied economics and law at the University of Auckland and completed his masters in economics at the London School of Economics.

Jaap van Dam

Chairman - European Chapter, Principal Director Investment Strategy, PGGM

As Principal Director Investment Strategy, Jaap is responsible for making sure that the investment management practice of PGGM is the best available and state of the art. He is responsible for formulating the change agenda for PGGM’s Investment Practice, ranging from why (principles) to how (investment framework) to what (building blocks).

Mr. Van Dam is a member of the ICPM Research Committee, the Investment Board of the Dutch Society of Industry Pension funds (Pensioenfederatie) and the EDHEC‐Risk Institute International Advisory Board. He graduated in 1987 from Rotterdam Erasmus University where he studied Finance. Mr. Van Dam started at PGGM Investments in 2005 as Head of Inhouse Equities. In 2006 he was appointed Chief Strategist.

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Christopher Ailman

Chairman - North American Chapter, Chief Investment Officer of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)

Mr. Ailman has been the Chief Investment Officer of the $195+ billion CalSTRS, for 16 years. Mr. Ailman leads an investment staff of 155. He has over 31 years of institutional investment experience. Annually, he is listed as one of the top CIO’s in the U.S.A and globally, and he is Chair of the SASB Investor Advisory Group, helping promote integration of the standards in security analysis and portfolio construction. In 2016, he was part of the first cohort to achieve a Fundamental of Sustainable Accounting (FSA) credential.

He has served on several boards and advisory boards in the U.S. and U.K. He is the North American Chair of the “300” CIO Club and the Milken Global Capital Markets Committee. He has received numerous awards and recognitions over his career, from CIO of the Year in 2000 to being named the number #3 CIO in the world and Investment Innovator of the Year in 2013.

Mr. Ailman is a regular guest on the TV and radio and is frequently quoted in in major financial publications. He has a BA from UCSB, is married with three daughters, and is a committed Promise Keeper.

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