CHICAGO, February 25, 2012 – Marquette Associates, Inc. today announced that David H. Smith, vice president, has been chosen as one of the 2013 Rising Stars of Public Funds by industry peers and the publishers of Institutional Investor. This is the second year in a row that a Marquette investment professional has been honored with the award.
David H. Smith is among 13 emerging industry leaders to be chosen as a 2013 Rising Star of Public Funds – an up-and-coming professional in the public fund community who has achieved demonstrable success in their career to-date. Criteria include performance, innovative investment strategy and outstanding client service. He will be honored at Money Management Intelligence‘s 12th Annual Public Pension Fund Awards, to be held March 13 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach, CA. The ceremony is held in conjunction with IMN’s Public Funds Summit, a major gathering of the U.S. public pension fund investment community.
In his role at Marquette, David serves as the lead investment consultant on several of the firm’s relationships, with a focus on public fund and Taft-Hartley clients. He is also the vice chair of the traditional investment manager search committee. Prior to joining Marquette, David was a vice president of institutional sales at Northern Trust Global Investments where he was responsible for marketing to significant institutional investors. He began his career at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange with a derivatives trading firm. David holds a B.S.B.A. in finance from the University of Richmond and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Chicago.
Kelli Schrade, who leads investment manager research for Marquette, was honored as a 2012 Rising Star of Public Funds.
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About Marquette Associates
Marquette Associates is a Chicago-based, independent investment consulting firm that guides institutional investment programs with a focused three-point approach and careful research. Marquette has served a single mission since 1986 – enable institutions to be more effective investment stewards. Marquette places client fiduciary duties first through complete independence and 100% employee ownership. The firm currently serves more than 190 clients with over $83 billion in assets – from public funds, unions and corporations to endowments, foundations and other non-profits.
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