ASRS Selects New Chief Investment Officer, Michael C Viteri

Michael C. Viteri

The Arizona State Retirement System is pleased to announce
Michael C. Viteri as our new Chief Investment Officer.

Mr. Viteri most recently served as Senior Investment Officer for the Oregon State Treasury, which manages investment portfolios for various Oregon state agencies with a combined market value of $124 billion, including the $89 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund.

He will begin June 1, overseeing the ASRS Investment Management Division, which manages the $48 billion ASRS trust fund. It will be somewhat of a homecoming for Mr. Viteri, who was a portfolio manager and trader at the ASRS from 2000 until 2008, when he joined the Oregon State Treasury.

“We are delighted to have Michael rejoin our team in this new role for him,” ASRS Executive Director Paul Matson said.

“He has a technically strong investment background, is very knowledgeable about our asset classes, structures and systems, and is a very genuine and collegial person who will fit perfectly with our values here at the ASRS.”

Mr. Viteri holds bachelor degrees in Anthropology and Spanish from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ., where he also served as adjunct faculty teaching courses on finance. Mr. Viteri also sits on multiple boards, committees and panels.

“I am very excited to return to Arizona with my family,” Mr. Viteri said. “The ASRS manages a top-tier investment program and has a leading edge governance model, and I am very much looking forward to working with such an exceptional team of professionals.”

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