A Conversation with CalSTRS CIO Christopher Ailman

October 10, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Today Christopher J. Ailman will take the helm as Chief Investment Officer of the $116 billion California State Teachers Retirement System. As he does, PLANSPONSOR.com begins a four-part series sharing Ailman's thoughts as he transitions to run one of the nation's largest pension funds.

Today, he outlines goals for the fund, and his first moves.

There are unique challenges as you get larger and larger in asset size, it gets tougher and tougher to move around the markets. That’s why you don’t come in and make dramatic shifts. Over time, it’s more a course correction as you’re moving.

Tomorrow – 20/20 Foresight – How Christopher Ailman’s past experience may influence the future direction of CalSTRS.