Réal Desrochers is the Director of Alternative Investments for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). CalSTRS is the third largest public pension fund in the United States, with over $100 billion in assets. Desrochers leads a team that manages one of the world’s largest private equity portfolios, with over $11 billion in committed capital invested in the U.S. and Europe. Prior to joining CalSTRS, Desrochers managed an international private equity portfolio for CDP Capital. Desrochers is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research and the San Francisco Financial Analysts Federation. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London and a board member of Friends of Laval U.S., Laval University Family Office. He is a venture member of the California Nano Systems Institute of University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Santa Barbara. Desrochers earned an MBA at Laval University in Canada.