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CIOS 2020: Restructuring a Fund

October 16, 2020 at 10:45:00 AM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

What are key elements to creating a successful restructuring? One investor got rid of as much beta as he could after the financial crisis. Another is taking his corporate fund knowledge and applying it to an endowment. And one is turning his fund on its head and thinking outside of the box. Where does a CIO start? This discussion will also include topics involving building an investment office.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
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Executive Director, ISS Media
Webinar hosting presenter
Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer – Defined Benefits, Michelin, North America
Mr. Moore is the Chief Investment Officer of Michelin North America with responsibility for over $8Bn of retirement plan assets in the US and Canada. He also serves on a global benefit investment team for Michelin providing oversight and support for retirement plans globally. Prior to his current role he held positions in both finance and research and development with Michelin. Mr. Moore earned a BS in Chemical Engineering and MBA from the University of South Carolina and is a CFA charterholder.
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CIO, Georgia Tech Foundation
Brian Pellegrino joined the Georgia Tech Foundation in January of 2018 as the Chief Investment Officer. He directs the Foundation’s $1.8 billion portfolio and will be responsible for developing the endowment’s long term strategy, building out the investment organization and overseeing policy implementation. He also serves as a member of the Foundation’s Executive Team. Prior to the Georgia Tech Foundation, Mr. Pellegrino was at United Parcel Service of America, Inc. (UPS) for 37 years, where he held senior positions in Mergers & Acquisitions as well as Treasury & Corporate Finance. He was the Chief Investment officer from 2005 to 2017. In that role Mr. Pellegrino maintained investment oversight for $37+ billion of actively managed defined benefit assets, including decisions related to strategic direction, asset allocation, risk management and portfolio construction. During his tenure, he improved efficiencies and reduced costs by transitioning the portfolio to a master trust structure and secured a material increase in the portfolios alternative allocation by enhancing its governance structure. Mr. Pellegrino earned his master of Business Administration in Finance from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Montclair State College. Mr. Pellegrino’s professional credentials include the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation and a certified public accountant (CPA) license in the state of New Jersey.
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Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Exelon Corporation
Douglas J. Brown joined Exelon Corporation as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer in November 2009. As Chief Investment Officer, Doug leads a team of professionals responsible for managing all investment activities including pension funds, nuclear decommissioning trusts, defined contribution plans and other employee benefit trusts totaling $44 billion. He is a member of Exelon’s Corporate Investment Committee and the Exelon Foundation Board of Directors.
In 2012, Doug was named Large Corporate Pension Manager of the Year by Institutional Investor. The award recognizes institutional investors whose innovative strategies and fiduciary savvy have resulted in impressive returns. From 2013 through 2019, he was named to Chief Investment Officer Magazine’s Power 100 list of most influential asset owners.

Professional History
Prior to joining Exelon, Doug was Chief Investment Officer at Chrysler LLC with responsibility for all asset management activities globally, including pension funds, defined contribution plans and other employee benefit trusts totaling $30 billion. Chrysler’s $20 billion U.S. pension fund has been consistently among the top performing funds.
Doug’s career with Chrysler and its affiliates began in 1983. He was advanced to positions of increasing responsibility, including Treasurer for DaimlerChrysler Canada and Director, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets for DaimlerChrysler Corporation. He was a member of the Chrysler LLC Investment Committee and previously served on the DaimlerChrysler Investment Committees in the United States, Germany and Canada and on the Board of Directors and Investment Committee for the DaimlerChrysler Insurance Company.
Doug is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets (CIEBA) in Washington, DC. He also serves on the Board of the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. From 2013 to 2015, Doug served on the Board of the CFA Society of Chicago.

Doug was born in Paterson, New Jersey and holds a B.A. degree in economics from Albion College and an MBA from the University of Detroit Mercy.
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