Chavon Sutton is the first Director of manager diversity and inclusion for the Office of the New York City Comptroller’s Bureau of Asset Management, which is the investment advisor to each of New York City’s five retirement systems.
As a direct report to the CIO, Ms. Sutton serves as a liaison to investment firms interested in doing business with the New York City Retirement Systems, with a specific focus on partnering with asset class teams to more effectively source and utilize highly qualified small, diverse and female asset managers across all asset classes. She introduces new processes designed to increase transparency and accountability in the Systems’ utilization of such firms, and monitors progress towards the Systems’ manager diversity and inclusion goals.
Prior to her role with the City of New York, Ms. Sutton was a Vice President at J.P. Morgan Asset and Wealth Management where she constructed and managed client portfolios totaling over $150 million of investable assets. She began her career covering Financial Institutions as a Corporate Banker and Credit Analyst at RBC Capital Markets and Bank of America, respectively. Ms. Sutton is also a published business and investments news reporter with Forbes, Reuters News America and CNN. As a speaker, she has presented on topics including diversity in asset management, strategies for building successful emerging manager programs and Environmental, Social and Governance issues.
A native of Newark, NJ, Ms. Sutton is passionate about the arts and education. She supports the Black TV & Film Collective, a Brooklyn-based non-profit arts organization, and serves on the Senior Board of The Hyde Leadership Charter School and the Alumni Board of NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Ms. Sutton holds an M.B.A. and M.A. in Journalism from New York University, and a B.A. in Economics (cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania.
She is a 2019 recipient of the Council of Urban Professionals’ Catalyst in Finance award.
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