Amy McGarrity is the Chief Investment Oﬃcer of the Public Employees’ Retirement Association of Colorado (Colorado PERA). She is responsible for managing $45 billion for the pension plan in accordance with the Board of Trustees policies and state statutes.
Ms. McGarrity oversees portfolio and risk management for global equities, fixed income, real estate, private equity, and new investment opportunities. She recommends investment policy to the Board of Trustees and contributes to strategic planning. Ms. McGarrity manages relationships with external asset managers, the custodial bank, and investment consultants. As a member of the organization’s executive group, she also represents Colorado PERA to legislative bodies and other external entities.
Before re-joining PERA in March 2017, Ms. McGarrity worked at William Blair as a Global Equity Product Specialist. Ms. McGarrity originally joined Colorado PERA in 2010, after the merger of the Denver Public Schools Retirement System, serving as their Chief Investment Oﬃcer. While at Colorado PERA, Ms. McGarrity worked as Senior Investment Oﬃcer, then as the Deputy Chief Investment Oﬃcer.
She has also held previous investment positions at Buck Consultants, Prima Capital Holding, William M. Mercer Investment Consulting, and Caxton Corporation.
Ms. McGarrity graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and earned her MBA at Rider University.
Ms. McGarrity has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Colorado. She is a member of the SEC Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee, the Colorado Secure Savings Plan Board, and serves on the Healthy Markets Association Board.
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