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

Jaap is the Chairman of the European Chapter of The 300 Club. He is the Principal Director of Investment Strategy at PGGM, Chairman of the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) and of the International Advisory Board of EDHEC. He holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Jaap’s career in investment management spans more than three decades. His lifelong ambition is to improve institutional investment management by integrating academic insights into practice and by asking academia for help in solving practical investment challenges.

Jaap has performed many roles within the field, ranging from fundamental and quantitative analysis to external manager selection and portfolio construction. He joined PGGM in 2005 as Head of Internal Equity Management. In 2006 he was appointed Chief Strategist. Jaap is a member of the NEST (UK) Investment Committee and ICPM’s research committee.

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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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