"Barbara Zvan and her team of investment professionals oversee the development of the fund's long-term investment strategy based on economic outlooks, asset and liability matching, and risk analysis. Ms. Zvan joined Teachers' in 1995 as an assistant portfolio manager and has risen steadily through positions of increasing authority. Her Asset Mix and Risk team plays a leading role in researching and assessing new products for possible integration into the investment strategy. Ms. Zvan also oversees the development of the annual active management risk budget, economic analysis, benchmarks, investment guidelines and the design of the internal enterprise-wide risk system. Ms. Zvan is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, and holds an M Math from the University of Waterloo. In 2009, she was honoured as one of the top 40 people in Canada under age 40 for 2008."