Karl Polen

Karl Polen was appointed Chief Investment Officer at the Arizona State Retirement System March 1, 2016 and is responsible for the management of approximately $40 billion in ASRS assets invested in U.S. equities, U.S. fixed income, international equities, private equities and real estate and other investment strategic allocations.

Mr. Polen has been with the ASRS since September 2010, serving as head of Private Markets prior to his appointment as CIO.

Mr.Polen has more than 30 years of investment management experience and has served as executive vice president of Pivotal Group Inc., and senior vice president and chief financial officer for Robson Communities Inc., among other positions.


  • Master of Business Administration, Vanderbilt University
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Illinois
  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive license)
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