Every month, Trusted Insight reveals a roundup of five premier career opportunities unlocked and accessible for all non-paying members. This month, we are highlighting a few institutions looking for directors. Some prominent institutions include Pomona College, Indiana Public Retirement System and Johnson & Johnson.
Robin Diamonte Hopes Corporations Will Do The Right Thing | Exclusive Q&A: United Technologies Corporation's CIO
For more than a decade, Robin Diamonte has led the United Technologies Corporation's $52 billion in global retirement assets. In this interview, she discusses why she reserves hope that UTC's lifetime income security scheme will spread to other institutions, the challenges of being a corporate CIO and reflects on her journey to the present.
Lawrence Goldsmith is the vice president of pension and investments at The Walt Disney Company, which has $19 billion in assets under management. In this interview, Goldsmith discusses his four pillars to risk management, why respect (R-E-S-P-E-C-T) is the key to industry success, his holistic approach to selecting top-quality investments (despite asset classes) and why the industry shouldn't rely too heavily on technology.
There's a whole other group of workers whose pensions are in trouble, but their predicament is getting a lot less attention than the dismal state of plans for Illinois' teachers, cops and government clerks.
The 'Last' Return-Seeking Corporate Pension In America | 5 Qs With Brian Pellegrino, CIO Of UPS Group Trust
Brian Pellegrino has served as the the chief investment officer of UPS Group Trust, an asset management arm of UPS, since 2005. He actively manages a portfolio of more than $30 billion. During his 37 years at UPS, Pellegrino has held financial management roles at various levels. As CIO, he grew the investment department from a three-person office to a 24-member team today.
Saving An Underfunded Plan: De-Risking & Educating Participants | Exclusive Q&A With Mo Jalajel, Pension Manager Of Pfizer
Mo Jalajel is a senior manager of pension investments at Pfizer, Inc., a major pharmaceutical company headquartered in New York City. He is responsible for the global public equity and fixed income allocations within Pfizer’s U.S. defined benefit plan. In this interview, Jalajel discusses adapting to the new fee structure for hedge funds, following a liability-driven investment philosophy and how institutions should “take every opportunity to de-risk their defined benefit plan.” He also shares career insights for young people looking to enter institutional investing.
'Squeezing Out Alpha' From Alternative Assets | Exclusive Q&A With Kurt Hoddinott, Senior Investment Manager, General Mills
Kurt Hoddinott is the senior manager of investments at General Mills, overseeing the company's pension, savings plan and post-retiree health care assets. In this interview, Hoddinott discusses the challenges of investing in current markets, the keys to General Mills strong annual performance and the benefits of rebalancing when “there isn’t anything that’s a glaring opportunity.”
What This Corporate DB Plan Invests In To Hit Funding And Return Goals | Exclusive Q&A With Erik Carleton Of Textron
Erik Carleton is a director of pension investments at Textron Inc., a $13.4 billion-revenue industrial conglomerate. Carleton manages the global fixed income and public equity investments of the Textron Defined Benefit Plan. He is in charge of the manager selection within public equities, fixed income, currencies and derivatives. Like many institutional portfolios, Textron’s defined benefit plan underwent a transition from investing heavily in index equities and fixed income to investing in actively-managed funds. In this interview, Carleton discusses Textron’s shift in its investing strategy, how he selects fund managers and the challenges facing corporate pension investors currently. Mr. Carleton was recently named on Trusted Insight’s 2017 Top 30 Corporate Investment Office Rising Stars.