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What systems do allocators have in place to work withing the new COVID-19 environment? In this webinar, we will explore the advantages of active and passive investing methods and discuss how allocators are executing each of them. Chief investment officer Marcus Frampton and Deputy CIO Alison Romano will share their insights on when to utilize each strategy, providing tips on how to do them well and when to use one method over the other.
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    Alison Romano
    Deputy Chief Investment Officer at State Board of Administration of Florida
    Alison Romano serves as deputy chief investment officer at the State Board of Administration of Florida (SBA). She provides strategic leadership and oversight of the SBA’s investment portfolios, collaborates with senior staff to identify and manage risk, and develops and implements investment policies and the strategic plan. Previously, she was senior investment officer, global equity, responsible for directing the investment of active and passive strategies, leading the team in the management of internal funds and selecting external equity and currency strategies. Preceding that role, she served as senior portfolio manager.
    Prior to joining the SBA, Romano held various positions at Goldman, Sachs & Co., last as vice president in investment banking, where she advised health care companies on mergers, acquisitions, and financings. Romano graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s from The Wharton School.
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    Marcus Frampton
    Chief Investment Officer of the Alaska Permanent Fund
    Marcus Frampton serves as the Chief Investment Officer for the Alaska Permanent Fund.
    He joined APFC in September of 2012 and has served as the Director of Investments, Real Assets & Absolute Return.
    Prior to joining the APFC, Marcus held diverse roles ranging from investment banking (Lehman Brothers), private equity (PCG Capital Partners), and acted as an executive of a private equity backed portfolio company (LPL Financial).
    Mr. Frampton holds a BA in Business-Economics with a minor in Accounting from UCLA.
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    Christine Giordano
    Managing Editor, Chief Investment Officer
    Christine Giordano has been managing editor of ai-CIO.com (Chief Investment Officer’s digital news site) since 2016. The ai-CIO brand was honored with the prestigious Best Media Brand award in 2016, 2018, and 2019 in the Jesse H. Neal Awards.
    A career journalist, prior to joining the company, Giordano wrote in-depth news for daily newspapers and as a staff writer for The New York Times Company, winning the team NYT Chairman’s Award, the Florida Bar’s Grand Prize award, and various first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. She is a fellow of both the National Press Foundation and the American Institute for Economic Research.