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MainePERS Investments Team

NamePositionUndergradMasters  Ph.D.CFACAIA
James BennettChief Investment Officer
James AckorManaging Director, Investments
Bartley ParkerManaging Director, Investments
Douglas PorterManaging Director, Investments
William ProomManaging Director, Investments
Seth KellerAsset Class Head
Justin HodgkinsSenior Analyst, Investment Operations
Mitchell Pierter Senior Analyst, Investments

Undergrad = Undergraduate Degree

An academic degree taken by a person who has completed undergraduate courses. Usually offered at an institution of higher education, such as a university. The most common type of this degree is the bachelor’s degree, which typically takes three or four years to complete.

Masters = Masters Degree

An advanced college degree, earned by those who successfully graduate from their college or university’s Masters program. Traditionally a student will have already received a Bachelors degree in some area of study, before working towards his or her Masters.

Ph. D. = A doctorate

A doctorate usually based on at least 3 years graduate study and a dissertation; the highest degree awarded graduate study.

CFA = Chartered Financial Analyst

A professional designation given by the CFA Institute (formerly AIMR) that measures the competence and integrity of financial analysts. Candidates are required to pass three levels of exams covering areas such as accounting, economics, ethics, money management and security analysis.

CAIA = Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst

A professional designation given out by the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association to establish an educational standard for individuals that specialize in the area of alternative investments (such as hedge funds, venture capital, private equity and real estate investment). In order to receive the designation, individuals must have at least one year of professional experience, a U.S. bachelor’s degree and must pass two levels of curriculum that include topics ranging from qualitative analysis, trading theories of alternative investments, to indexation and benchmarking.