Deputy Director of Internal Investments
Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Co.
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.
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.
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.
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