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Colorado PERA Board Recommends Changes

January 24, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Denver Country Club
1700 E. 1st Ave
Denver, CO 80218
Venue website

Colorado PERA Board Recommends Changes

Colorado PERA provides a valuable tool to empoyers to help attract and retain a quality workforce by offering a secure and flexible reitrement benefit to public employees. BUst as a result of changing conditions, PERA's risk profile is too high. Learn what changes the PERA Board is recommending to the 2018 General Assembly to improve PERA's funded status while continuing to provide a sustainable retirement benefit for Colorado's Largest Workforce 

No-shows and cancellations within 48 hours of the event will be assessed an additional $35 fee.

Amy McGarrity, CFA
chief investment officer, Colorado Pera

Amy McGarrity is the Chief Investment Officer of the Public Employees’ Retirement Association of Colorado (Colorado PERA). She is responsible for managing $44 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 CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Colorado. She is also a member of the PCAOB Investment Advisory Group