Scott Chan joined CalSTRS, the largest educator-only pension fund in the world, as the deputy chief investment officer in August 2018. Chan oversees CalSTRS’ investment division and is responsible for leading a diverse and growing team of over 200 investment professionals. He manages eight critical investment functions including investment strategy and risk, global equities, fixed income, real estate, private equity, risk mitigating strategies, inflation sensitive and sustainable investment and stewardship strategies. His position reports directly to Chief Investment Officer Christopher J. Ailman.
Chan has extensive experience as a financial executive overseeing a wide range of investment strategies, at large-scale plans, across all assets and geographies. Prior to joining CalSTRS, Chan was senior managing director of the University of California Regents (UC) where he oversaw the $55 billion global equities portfolio across the university’s pension fund, endowment and working capital pools. While at the UC, he sat on the investment committees of the Los Alamos and Livermore National Laboratories defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans. Chan also served as chief investment officer for the Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System and was a partner and portfolio manager for several hedge fund partnerships, where he gained direct investing expertise.
Chan is a board member of the Toigo Foundation, co-chair and board member of the Institutional Investors Roundtable and serves on the Milken Institute’s Executive Counsel for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Asset Management. He’s also on the advisory boards of the Alternative Investment Management Association, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association, The Investment Diversity Exchange, the Alternative Investors Forum, Institutional Investor’s Public Funds Roundtable and the Kroner Center for Financial Research.
Chan has a master’s in business administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a CFA charterholder.