Christopher J. Ailman

Christopher J. Ailman is chief investment officer at the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), where he leads a team of 144 investment staff. He also serves on several boards and advisory boards, including the PRI manager selection committee and the SASB investor advisory group. Additionally, Mr. Ailman serves as co-chair of the Milken Global Capital Markets Committee from the Milken Institute, and he represents institutional investors on the MSCI Barra Index editorial advisory board and the EDHEC-Risk Institute.  He is the recipient of numerous awards including Institutional Investor’s Large Public Fund Manager of the Year Award, aiCIO’s Innovation Award, New America Alliance’s Distinguished Service Award for the Advancement of Latinos in Business, and the Richard Stoddard Award for service in the investment of public pensions. In addition, Mr. Ailman is a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance, and the Wall Street Journal Report. Mr. Ailman holds a bachelor of arts in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and he received the certified financial planner designation from the University of Southern California.