- Susan Chen
- Anca Ion*
- Kelly Klingaman
- Denise Xue
Director of Public Markets, UTIMCO
Susan Chen joined UTIMCO in September 2008 as Director of Public Markets. Prior to UTIMCO, she worked as a portfolio manager and analyst at a $5 billion alternative investment firm investing in distressed debt, event-driven equity, private debt, and special assets. Previously, Susan worked in the corporate planning department of The Washington Post Company, on the risk arbitrage research team at Bear Stearns, and in investment banking at Merrill Lynch.
She received an MBA and JD, cum laude, from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, respectively, and an AB in economics, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard College.
Anca Ion Oancea, CFA
Deputy Director of Internal Investments, Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Co.
Chairman Education Committee, Austin
Anca Ion is currently the Deputy Director of Internal Investments at the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company which invests, manages and oversees over $45 billion in assets. Investments include funds such as the Treasury Poll and separately managed portfolios for various Texas state agency clients.
Anca is responsible for managing the MBS /ABS portfolios of the $30 billion Treasury Pool portfolio as well as overseeing the investment of corporate, U.S Agency securities and short term fixed-income. Before moving to Austin, Anca worked as Treasury and Investment Officer for Eureko Romania, her responsibilities including cash-flow analysis and managing the company’s investment portfolio. Anca holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and is a CFA Charterholder.
Kelly Klingaman, CFP
Regional Director, Dimensional Fund Advisors
As a Regional Director on the Financial Advisor Services team at Dimensional, Kelly Klingaman works with advisors from across the US on investment, messaging, and business development issues in order to sustain, improve, and grow their practice. She is also a frequent speaker for Dimensional’s live video webcast content and virtual programs. Kelly graduated from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business with a finance degree and a concentration in investment management. She also holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation.
Denise Xue, MBA
Sr. Financial Analyst, Intel Corporation
Denise has been employed at Intel corporation in the FP&A (Finance Planning and Analysis) department for over seven years. She’s held a variety of Finance positions while working at Intel, including managing over $6Billion of annual budget for Intel’s Technology Development organization. Prior to joining Intel, she worked at Amazon’s Seattle headquarter in the Retail Finance team. She holds a BBA in Finance degree from the University of Washington (Seattle campus), and MBA degree with honors from the University of Texas in Austin.
Deputy Chief of Staff, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Stephanie Daul is the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Chief Investment Officer. In her role, Stephanie is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Executive Office across the Investment Management Division, including analysis, research, and special investment projects. Additionally, Stephanie is responsible for facilitating effective communication with key internal and external stakeholders. Previously, Stephanie was a Senior Investment Analyst in the Real Assets Group where she was responsible for managing and underwriting real estate fund and principal investments across various asset types and strategies. Stephanie received her BBA from Texas State University and is a CFA Level III candidate.
Chairman Networking Committee, Austin
Jena Michels is an Associate on UTIMCO’s $10 billion hedge fund team. Since joining in 2013, Jena has focused on sourcing, due diligence and monitoring of existing long/short equity, distressed credit, event, multi-strategy and global macro hedge fund strategies. Prior to joining UTIMCO, Jena held similar positions at Ascension Health, a large non-profit hospital system based in St. Louis, Missouri and The University of Arizona Investment Office. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Finance from The University of Arizona.
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Amherst Holdings LLC
Chairman Philanthropy Committee, Austin
Allyson Hale serves as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Amherst Holdings, LLC, a financial services holding company that provides advice and services to institutional investors, issuers, and financial companies. Hale’s focus is on advising the Single Family Equity platform at Amherst Holdings. Prior to joining Amherst Holdings, she served as the U.S. in-house counselor to the Australian Stock Exchange; as a cross-cultural consultant for multinational executives relocating from Australia to the United States; and as an attorney for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Hale holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and a B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University
Heather L. Traeger
Chief Compliance Officer and Compliance Counsel, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Heather L. Traeger serves as the Chief Compliance Officer and Compliance Counsel for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. TRS is one of the largest public pension plans in the country.
Ms. Traeger has significant experience advising a variety of financial institutions. Immediately prior to joining TRS, Ms. Traeger was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, in Washington, D.C., in the Financial Services Practice. Previously, she served as an Associate Counsel at the Investment Company Institute (ICI) and in several positions at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including as the Senior Counsel to Commissioner Roel Campos, Counsel to Commissioner Issac Hunt, and Senior Counsel in the Division of Market Regulation (now Trading and Markets). She also clerked for the Texas First Court of Appeals.
Ms. Traeger has written numerous articles and chapters on investment adviser and broker dealer regulatory and compliance issues. She also participates regularly in industry panels. Ms. Traeger is a faculty member for the Regulatory Compliance Association’s CCO University, a member of the Board of Editors for the Investment Lawyer, and serves on the Board of the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni. She is a member of Texas Wall Street Women and participates in the National Society of Compliance Professionals, the Austin and Houston Compliance Roundtables, and the Council of Public Fund Compliance Officers. While in Washington, D.C., she was a faculty member for Operation HOPE, Banking on Our Future, as well as a member of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association and Women in Housing and Finance.
Ms. Traeger is a member of the Texas and District of Columbia bars.
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