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CalPERS Names Daniel Booth Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Private Markets

March 13, 2023

Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Make contact with: Nicole Ortega, Information and facts Officer
(916) 795-3991 – [email protected]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – CalPERS has appointed Daniel Booth as Deputy Chief Financial commitment Officer (DCIO) for Non-public Markets.

The recently established situation is accountable for all personal sector investment decision procedures, such as asset allocation. Booth will get the job done intently with Chief Expenditure Officer (CIO) Nicole Mussico, and the CalPERS Financial investment Office’s managing investment administrators to direct financial investment decision-earning in the Private Equity, Real Property, and Private Credit card debt asset classes.

“I’m thrilled to have Daniel even further CalPERS’ growth into the private markets,” mentioned Musicco. “He’s a visionary investor who’s continually been able to establish important sector trends and has sent major-tier effects. His strategic wondering and considered leadership, which have contributed to his global accomplishment, is what we need to make sure the prolonged-term sustainability of our fund.”

Booth has roughly 25 a long time of investment expertise and joins CalPERS from the United Kingdom Infrastructure Financial institution in Leeds, Uk, exactly where he serves as a senior advisor supporting established-up the expense and fairness financial investment platforms. In this capability, he served to formulate investment decision strategies to help the British government’s web zero agenda, focusing on higher danger transactions in evolving infrastructure sectors which include clean up electrical power projects.

He earlier served as CIO and established up the investment actions for Border to Coast Pension Partnership, a centralized asset supervisor for 11 British isles fundamental nearby authorities pension strategies, and the biggest British isles general public pension prepare. Prior to this, he labored as CIO of Portfolio Management and Head of Solutions for Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia, and as an Possibilities Expense Director for Primary Funds and FERI in Germany.

“I am honored with the chance to function at CalPERS and I appear ahead to operating carefully with Nicole and the financial investment team to assist make retirement security for California’s public workforce,” explained Booth. “Efficient implementation of non-public belongings will be crucial to achieving the returns required to develop the fund and improve our long-time period funding situation.”

Private markets keep on to present a indicates of inflation protection and diversification for the fund, as well as the surplus returns CalPERS wants to meet its pension obligations. Private Fairness is the optimum doing asset class in the CalPERS portfolio with a return of 13% more than a 5-12 months time period and 12.8% return more than a 10-calendar year period of time. The CalPERS board also amplified the strategic asset allocation for private fairness from 8% to 13% commencing with the 2022-23 fiscal year. In overall, CalPERS has allocated 1/3 of its portfolio to private belongings based mostly on the policy asset allocation that went into effect in July 2022.

Booth has a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Small business Economics from Southampton University. He is also a Chartered Different Financial commitment Analyst (CAIA) member.

Booth will get started at CalPERS in April and will report to Musicco.

About CalPERS

For more than eight a long time, CalPERS has crafted retirement and wellness stability for state, college, and general public company associates who invest their lifework in general public support. Our pension fund serves more than 2 million associates in the CalPERS retirement system and administers positive aspects for extra than 1.5 million users and their people in our wellness system, earning us the largest described-reward public pension in the U.S. CalPERS’ total fund marketplace price at present stands at roughly $443 billion. For much more info, go to www.calpers.ca.gov.