County Employees & Officers Annuity & Benefit Fund of Cook County

County Employees & Officers Annuity & Benefit Fund of Cook County

County Employees & Officers Annuity & Benefit Fund of Cook County

Overview
Date Founded

1915

Headquarters

70 W. Madison St, Suite 1925, Chicago, IL, 60602, United States

Industries

Pension Funds & Sovereign Wealth
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

Cook County Pension Fund (CCPF), the administrator of benefits for the County Employees’ and Officers’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Cook County and the Forest Preserve District Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Cook County.

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Executives & Employees

Ex Executive Director

Chief Financial Officer

Chairperson, Emerging Manager Investment Sub-Committee

Board of Trustees

Comptroller at County of Cook - Illinois

Member, Board of Trustees at County Employees & Officers Annuity & Benefit Fund of Cook County

Member, Board of Trustees at County Employees & Officers Annuity & Benefit Fund of Cook County

Member, Board of Trustees at County Employees & Officers Annuity & Benefit Fund of Cook County

Member, Board of Trustees at County Employees & Officers Annuity & Benefit Fund of Cook County

Member, Board of Trustees at County Employees & Officers Annuity & Benefit Fund of Cook County

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Chairperson, Emerging Manager Investment Sub-Committee at County Employees & Officers Annuity & Benefit Fund of Cook County

Member, Board of Trustees at County Employees & Officers Annuity & Benefit Fund of Cook County

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Investment Manager

Morgan Stanley operates as a global financial services company. The firm provides investment banking products and services to its clients and customers including corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals. It operates through the following business segments: Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, and Investment Management. The Institutional Services segment provides financial advisory, capital-raising services, and related financing services on behalf of institutional investors. The Wealth Management segment offers brokerage and investment advisory services covering various types of investments, including equities, options, futures, foreign currencies, precious metals, fixed-income securities, mutual funds, structured products, alternative investments, unit investment trusts, managed futures, separately managed accounts, and mutual fund asset allocation programs. The Investment Management segment provides equity, fixed income, alternative investments, real estate, and merchant banking strategies. The company was founded by Harold Stanley and Henry S. Morgan on September 16, 1935 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Investment Manager

From a top-down perspective, Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM) focuses on positioning funds to capitalize on market opportunities through focused research and allocation of resources. From a bottom-up perspective, the firm seeks to build deep relationships with underlying hedge fund managers that are strengthened by their investment professionals' relevant experience in the financial markets, as well as the Blackstone network in other alternative asset classes.Their funds' strategies generally allocate capital to a diversified group of portfolio (i.e., hedge fund) managers that invest or trade in a wide variety of securities and other instruments, including, but not limited to, equities and fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, futures contracts, options and other derivative instruments, all of which may be listed or unlisted, rated or unrated, distressed or publicly or privately issued. BAAM Funds also may invest in separate managed accounts with underlying managers. In general, BAAM offers 3 types of products: (1) commingled funds (2) customized funds (3) advisory clients.BAAM employs various types of investment strategies including broadly diversified and strategy focused. Their strategy focuses strategies include: (1) equity: fundamental, opportunistic trading, top down, private equity and quantitative long/short (2) credit: opportunistic, relative value, mortgages and structured/asset back securities (3) corporate distressed (4) leveraged loans (5) event-driven (5) direct origination (6) reinsurance (7) hedging (8) managed futures (9) commodities (10) interest rates and (11) emerging markets.

Investment Manager

The Rock Creek Group is a leading, highly respected global investment and advisory firm that provides our investors with solutions to achieve their return and risk objectives. We are trusted by endowments, foundations, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors to preserve and expand their assets, which support retired people and future generations, as well as revered charitable institutions, universities and colleges. Rock Creek grounds our service to clients on a culture of strong strategic partnership and rigorous process, and also on an advanced analytic platform of our own design – Rock Creek Solutions – that facilitates successful and well-documented investment decisions. Our team members have a long history of investing in traditional and alternative asset classes. Rock Creek is a leader in identifying new talent among emerging managers. We have substantial experience over our careers investing in emerging and frontier markets since the 1980’s. In close collaboration with clients, Rock Creek constructs portfolios to meet their specific requirements that incorporate both top-down asset allocation judgments and careful selection of investments. With decades of financial market experience, the Rock Creek team brings to these decisions the broad perspective of globally diverse professionals trained in major investment-related fields. Our team is dedicated to our clients and the discipline of investing and we share a deep conviction that able, energetic, and principled professionals can achieve outstanding results.

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Principal, Consulting Actuary at Cavanaugh Macdonald Consulting LLC

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