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Colorado PERA Chief Investment Officer Honored

Jennifer Paquette

Colorado PERA Chief Investment Officer Jennifer Paquette was named a finalist in the Chief Investment Officer 2016 Industry Innovation Awards. She was among several Chief Investment Officers honored at a recent event in New York City. Finalists and winners were chosen by the CIO editorial team in conjunction with an advisory board of former and current CIOs.

Public Defined Benefit Plan $15 Billion to $100 Billion Finalists

Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (Jennifer Paquette)

Employees Retirement System of Texas (Tom Tull)

Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (Jim Keohane)

Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (Karl Koch)

Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (Michael Latimer)

Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada (Stephen Edmundson)

“Being named as a finalist serves as welcome recognition of the great investment team and program at Colorado PERA which I have been honored to lead over the years,” said Jennifer Paquette. “Being chosen as a finalist is a memorable moment in my career at PERA.”

Paquette has announced her retirement from PERA in early 2017. A nationwide search is underway for her replacement.


  1. Norman Bertelsen says:

    Jennifer, you have been and are OUR best CHIEF investment officer. When I go to the PERA ambassador meetings, your presentation has always been very clear and helpful for our understanding. I am sorry to see you go. Thank you. I wish you the very best in all your future. Norman Bertelsen

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