In this episode, we discuss:
- How asset allocation is handled by a successful public pension fund like Fairfax County Retirement System
- How they manage risk and create balance in their portfolios
- How instability in the markets has shaped their strategy
- How they look at return expectations
- The (brave) move into digital assets
- Manager selection
- Skills and challenges of being a CIO
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0:00 - Intro
03:05 - Overview of Fairfax County’s asset allocation strategy
14:27 - How has the current market affected their strategy?
19:35 - The growth of risk mitigation strategies
28:42 - Expectations of returns
37:02 - What scenario keeps Molnar and Spellar awake at night?
39:38 - Digital assets
51:05 - Manager selection
58:00 - Skills and challenges of being a CIO
01:04:30 - Advice on becoming a better trader
01:08:08 - Thanks for listening