CIO FSBA & Chair, Council of Institutional Investors
Ash Williams, Executive Director & CIO of the State Board of Administration of Florida,
is responsible for managing approximately $207 billion in assets including those of the
Florida Retirement System, the fifth largest public pension fund in the United States.
Prior to joining the SBA, Ash was a Managing Director at Fir Tree Partners and President
and CEO of Schroder Capital Management. Ash has extensive experience with both the
SBA and Florida government, serving as Executive Director of the SBA from 1991 to
1996 and in senior management in Florida’s executive and legislative branches.
Ash currently chairs the Council of Institutional Investors, the Managed Funds
Association’s Institutional Investor Advisory Council, and the Alternative Investor
Forum’s Investor Board.
He serves as trustee of the National Institute for Public Finance, and the Florida State
Additionally, Ash serves on several investment committees including the Institute of
Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Episcopal Diocese of Florida, and the
Community Foundation of North Florida.
Ash also serves on the advisory boards of both the Robert Toigo Foundation, and Robert
F Kennedy Human Rights.
Ash received BS and MBA degrees from Florida State University (FSU) and completed
post-graduate programs at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Harvard’s
John F. Kennedy School of Government.