Financial Innovation background, New York City

AIF Institute Financial Innovation Symposium

May 23 | In-Person | New York City

The Center focuses on investments in digital assets, the use of data
science to improve performance at the investment and portfolio levels,
and the adoption of new financial ideas and structures.

Academic and CIO panel at the 2020 AIF Annual Investors' Meeting

Fostering the best ideas, best practices, and best information

among institutional investors globally

to help them achieve their investment objectives

AIF is an independent economic think tank focusing on institutional investment policy. Its mission is to foster the exchange of best ideas, practices and information among institutional asset owners globally to help them achieve their investment objectives.
AIF Institute Fellows snapshot

The AIF Institute Announces Fellows Program and Inaugural Cohort of Investments Thought Leaders

Former Florida State Board of Administration ED-CIO Ash Williams and Nasdaq Asset Owner Solutions COO and Former Employees Retirement System of Texas Deputy CIO Sharmila Kassam to serve as Fellows Program Co-Chairs for the AIF Institute and its Centers of Excellence…
2022 MWBE Conference

AIF Global Recognized as an Aligned Organization by NYS Common Retirement Fund at the 2022 MWBE Conference

On February 16, AIF received a Proclamation from the New York State Common Retirement Fund and the Office of the New York State Comptroller (OSC) recognizing the pioneering work that AIF has done over the past decade in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion area…
2022 AIF West Coast Investors' Forum

Join Us for the 2022 West Coast Forum on April 6–7 in Los Angeles

The 2022 AIF West Coast Investors’ Forum will bring together investment thought leaders to share best ideas, practices, and information and address the needs of institutional investors in the West Coast region and across the U.S…

2022 AIF Annual Investors' Meeting academic panel

AIF Global Kicks off 2022 Theme of Leading with Intention with its Annual Investors' Meeting

The comprehensive two-day programming began with a panel discussion on inflation in alternative investments, led by Josh Lerner, Ph.D. and David Robinson, Ph.D., and concluded with a keynote from NYC Comptroller Brad Lander…

Inaugural AIF Asian Investors' Forum features Keynote fireside chat between 76th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew and Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) CEO Heenam Choi

The three-day agenda was also highlighted by a keynote fireside chat between 76th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and Managing Partner of Lindsay Goldberg Jack Lew and Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) CEO and Former Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Heenam Choi. 

The two thought leaders expressed cautious optimism for the global markets and provided keen insights on fundamental economic recovery, reflecting on the interconnectivity between the U.S. and Asian economies.

AIF Advisory Boards

AIF’s content and membership are determined by AIF’s five advisory boards, which consist of more than 100 of the world’s most influential investment thought leaders.

AIF Advisory Board Chair

Josh Lerner

Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking
Harvard Business School

Investor Board Co-Chair

TJ Carlson

CIO
Missouri State Employees' Retirement System

Investor Board Co-Chair

Elena Manola-Bonthond

CIO
CERN Pension Fund
Andrew Palmer

Investor Board Co-Chair

Andrew Palmer

CIO
Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
Pete Keliuotis

Consultant Board Chair

Pete Keliuotis

Executive Vice President and Head of Alternatives Consulting
Callan
Josh Lerner

Academic Board Chair

Josh Lerner

Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking
Harvard Business School

Insurance Board Co-Chair

Edward Lewis

Senior Managing Director and Head of Alternative Investments
Cigna Investment Management
Martha Leiper

Insurance Board Co-Chair

Martha Leiper

Executive Vice President and CIO
Unum
Ken Frier

Trustee Board Co-Chair

Ken Frier

Member, Board of Trustees, Investment Advisory Group
Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

Trustee Board Co-Chair

J. David Heller

Trustee
Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund