Derrick Griffin is the Director of Alternative Investments at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. He oversees the private equity, real assets, and hedge fund portfolios for the $700 million Endowment. Prior to joining Macalester in early 2016, Derrick was the CIO for AEC, a boutique alternatives investment firm based in Kansas City, MO. Derrick also spent over eight years with the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System helping oversee the day-to-day management of approximately $2 billion of private capital investments. Derrick graduated with honors from Northwest Missouri State University, is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst®, and a Term Member on the Council on Foreign Relations.