CalPERS Creates New Investment Position

June 19, 2002 ( - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) named Patricia Pinkos to the newly created post of Senior Investment Officer for asset allocation implementation and risk management.

Pinkos has worked as an investment officer at the $149- billion pension fund for 15 years, joining CalPERS in 1987, and rising through the ranks of its investment office.

Previously,, she served as Senior Principal Investment Officer for the CalPERS Internal Equity program, overseeing a $55-billion domestic equity index fund and a $5-billion dynamic completion fund.

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According to a media announcement, Pinkos has had oversight authority for CalPERS Corporate Governance unit and the System’s active domestic equity, international equity and fixed income, and currency overlay managers. She also laid the groundwork for CalPERS early alternative investments.

Before joining CalPERS, Pinkos was self-employed, advising individuals and small pension funds as a Certified Financial Planner.

Pinkos has an MBA from Golden Gate University and a Bachelors degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan. She is a Charted Financial Analyst.