In June 2021, ICMA-RC became MissionSquare Retirement. Founded in 1972 through the assistance of a Ford Foundation grant, ICMA‑RC’s mission is to help public sector employees build retirement security. It all began when the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) had the vision to create an organization dedicated to the retirement needs of public sector employees, and thus ICMA‑RC was formed. Consistent with our mission, ICMA‑RC launched the predecessor to what is now the Vantagepoint Funds. Historically the Vantagepoint Funds were made available solely to ICMA‑RC’s public sector retirement plan administration clients. In 2017, ICMA‑RC extended its mandate to make these Funds available to public and private sector plans in the Investment Only (IO) market.
Our investment team boasts tenured leadership with industry experience.
• Average tenure at MissionSquare: 9 Years
• Average industry experience: 20 Years
• Total CFA charterholders: 24
Data as of 6/30/2021
Wayne Wicker, CFA®
Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Wayne Wicker is the firm’s Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. He leads the Investments Department, which is responsible for the investment management, due diligence, and contract negotiations of...
Karen Chong-Wulff, CFA®, CAIA
Managing Vice President, Fixed Income
Karen Chong-Wulff is the Managing Vice President, Fixed Income. She leads the Fixed Income team. She oversees all fixed income, stable value, and cash portfolios, and serves as lead portfolio...
Flora Li Hedrick, CFA®
Managing Vice President, Investments
Flora Hedrick is the Managing Vice President, Investments. She is responsible for developing an alternatives investment strategy and incorporating alternatives into the firm’s investment products and solutions. Mrs. Hedrick has...
Aimei Zhong, CFA®, CAIA
Managing Vice President, Equity & Risk
Aimei Zhong is the Managing Vice President, Equity & Risk. She leads the equity team, which oversees actively and passively managed equity funds and Trust Series. Ms. Zhong has over...
Venkat Balakrishnan, CFA®
Vice President, Asset Allocation
Venkat Balakrishnan is the Vice President, Asset Allocation. He is responsible for managing the multi-asset class funds, particularly the target-date and target risk funds. He is responsible for developing and...
Gus Pollak, CFA®
Vice President, Services and Innovation
Gus Pollak is the Vice President, Investments Services. He leads teams that are responsible for investment related operations, investment guideline monitoring, investment systems, and reporting. He manages the Investment Department’s...
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