Sponsored by Northern Trust Asset Management

Each year, we ask for nominations for the most innovative CIOs and managers, industry-wide. We have a finalist list and a December awards gala. This webinar will host a few of the finalists to discuss what they’ve been up to, how they’ve earned the respect of the CIOs who nominated them, and just how their philosophies might give investment insights for the future.
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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.
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    Ian McKnight
    Chief Investment Officer of Royal Mail Pensions Trustees Limited
    Ian McKnight is the chief investment officer of Royal Mail Pensions Trustees Limited and has more than 22 years of investment experience. Having overseen its £30 billion (US$35 billion) asset transfer to the UK government in 2012, he now manages investments totaling $19 billion across three pension plans, including a $2 billion alternatives program. He is also a trustee of the Rowland Hill Fund, a benevolent fund. Before Royal Mail, McKnight was an investment consultant for more than a decade with Watson Wyatt (now Willis Towers Watson), LCP, KPMG, and Morgan Stanley. He studied mathematics at the University of Warwick.
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    Edwin Denson
    Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB)
    Edwin Denson was named executive director/chief investment officer of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) in April 2021. He has more than 32 years of industry experience. Denson joined SWIB in 2018 as managing director, asset and risk allocation. Previously, he was managing director, strategic tilting, at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). He spent 13 years in asset allocation, currency, and risk management at William Blair & Company, Singer Partners, and UBS Global Asset Management. Earlier in his career, Denson was an economist and managed a commodity-trading adviser and quantitative equity strategy. Denson holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University.
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    Larry Light