Kelli Schrade Named 2012 Rising Star of Public Funds

March 16, 2012

CHICAGO, March 16, 2012 – Marquette Associates, Inc. today announced that Kelli Schrade, managing partner and director of manager research, has been chosen by industry peers and the publishers of Institutional Investor as one of the 2012 Rising Stars of Public Funds.

“We’re all very proud of the careful due diligence with which Kelli leads manager research for Marquette,” said Brian Wrubel, CEO and president of Marquette. “It’s great to see her stewardship recognized by the institutional investing community she serves.”

Kelli Schrade is among a select group of 13 emerging industry leaders to be chosen as a 2012 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. She will be honored at Money Management Intelligence‘s 11th Annual Public Pension Fund Awards, to be held March 25 at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, 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 her role at Marquette, Kelli Schrade serves as the director of manager research, with primary oversight of the domestic equity managers. In addition, she is an owner of the firm and oversees the other asset classes as chair of both the Traditional and Alternative Search Committees. Before joining Marquette, Kelli was an investment advisor with Christian Brothers Investment Services. She also served as a managing editor and fund analyst at Morningstar, Inc. for seven years, specializing in domestic-equity funds. Kelli has been quoted as an expert on the mutual fund industry throughout the national media, including Barron’s and The Wall Street Journal. Education: A.B. English, Kenyon College. Kelli is also a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Chicago, NASP, and serves as a board member for Women Investment Professionals – Chicago.

About Institutional Investor
For more than 40 years, Institutional Investor has recognized people and companies in the U.S. and around the world for performance and professional excellence. The integrity of Institutional Investor’s editorial and research-supported rankings and awards have earned the highest regard in the industry and continue to set the standard by which excellence is measured.

About Marquette Associates
Marquette Associates is an independent investment consulting firm that guides institutional investment programs with a focused three-point approach and careful research. For 25 years, Marquette has served this mission in close collaboration with clients – enabling institutions to be more effective investment stewards. Marquette is a completely independent and 100% employee-owned consultancy founded with the sole purpose of advising institutions.

For more information, please contact Brian M. Wrubel at 312.527.5500 or

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