Alumni

Investor Roundtable Discussion: CIO of LACERA

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Los Angeles

October 10, 2019: 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM

Investor roundtable discussion with Jonathan Grabel, Chief Investment Officer of LACERA (Los Angeles County Employee Retirement Association)

Where

The Jonathan Club
Beaumont Room, 4th Floor
545 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California

Driving Directions:

This event is an intimate roundtable discussion for investment management professionals. 

Discussion will be over ample provisions of a fully catered lunch, refreshments and coffee. 

The dress code is business casual. Valet is self-hosted at $14 per car. 

Event Details

Public institutions hold some of the largest pools of capital in the world. Management of that capital is rapidly evolving to meet the ambitious return goals required to meet current and future pension obligations. Institutions like LACERA are becoming more nimble, attracting more asset management talent, rethinking governance and driving accountability. Join us for a discussion with Jonathan Grabel, LACERA's CIO, to talk about how public plans are better aligning interests and accessing more inefficient parts of the capital markets.

Cost

$25 per person

Registration

Register Online

Deadline: 10/4/2019

Program

11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Arrival, check in, and networking

12:00 PM-12:00 PM: Lunch Begins

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Roundtable Discussion and Q&A

Speaker Profiles

Jonathan Grabel (Speaker) '96
Chief Investment Officer, LACERA (Los Angeles County Employee Retirement Association)

The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) named Jonathan Grabel as its chief investment officer in April.

Gregg Rademacher, LACERA's CEO, said "He brings a wealth of experience from both public pension plans and investment management firms, and we look forward to his contribution in delivering financial security for our members."

Grabel joins LACERA from the Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico where he was responsible for investing more than $15 billion for both the defined benefit and defined contribution trust.

Prior to his appointment with NM PERA, Grabel was the chief investment officer for the Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. In this role, he had responsibility for the MCPS defined benefit and defined contribution plans.

Previously, Grabel was a general partner at Baker Capital, a New York-based private equity firm. He spent 13 years at Baker beginning in 1998 and became a general partner, lead investor and member of its investment committee in 1999. While at Baker, he successfully managed investments through multiple economic cycles. His portfolio investments ranged from pre-revenue start-ups to management buyouts.

Earlier in his career, Grabel was an investment banker at SBC Warburg and with Nomura Securities International. He also worked in public accounting at Arthur Andersen.

Grabel received his BS in economics from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CPA.

Questions

Tatijana Stafets Janko, '12