Investing in a Pandemic Webinar Series

Topic Part 1: A CIO’s Update
Date Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Time 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Recording Click Here for the Recording of this Webinar
Speaker Tom Tull, CFA, CIO, Employees Retirement System of Texas

Our guest this week is Tom Tull, CFA and Chief Investment Officer at the Employees Retirement System of Texas (TX ERS). We look forward to hearing Tom’s thoughts on this current crisis and how the TX ERS team are positioning the TX ERS retirement system to weather these turbulent market conditions.

Please send your questions in advance for the speaker to:
Moderator: John Dashtara, CFA, Austin CFA Society Vice President & Programs Chair.

Part 1: A CIO’S Update

Tom Tull, CFA
Employees Retirement System of Texas

Tom Tull, CFA, is the Chief Investment Officer at the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS). Previously, he was a founding partner of Gulfstream Global Investors, Ltd., an SEC-registered investment adviser specializing in international equity management that was sold to West LB of Germany in January 2001.

Mr. Tull is the former Director – Employee Benefit Fund Investments for The LTV Corporation and also served as President of Western Reserve Capital Management, Inc., the pension asset management subsidiary of The LTV Corporation. In this capacity, he was responsible for the investment of a $1.2 billion retirement trust. This responsibility included the management of a $90 million international equity portfolio and the management of the outside investment manager relationships.

Prior to joining LTV in February 1983, Mr. Tull served for seven years as Director – Pension Investments of The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company. He managed an in-house pension fund, introduced international investing and other diversification policies, and performed a variety of corporate duties. His investment career began in 1971.

While in the private sector, Mr. Tull provided his expertise to ERS as a member of the Investment Advisory Committee to its Board of Trustees. He served in this role for 11 years before joining ERS as the Director of Strategic Research, focused on developing ERS’ hedge fund program and further expanding its investment program.

He also served a three-year term as member of the National Adjudicatory Council of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). FINRA is the largest independent regulator of securities firms doing business in the United States.

Mr. Tull received a B.S. in Finance from Ohio State University and an M.B.A. from Xavier University, and is a CFA® Charterholder. He also is an Advisory Board Member of a variety of organizations such as Institutional Investor and Sponsor for Education Opportunity (SEO). Mr. Tull is a U.S. Army veteran with service time in both Korea and Vietnam.

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