SWIB Managing Analyst Jason Rector has been named to Chief Investment Officer’s Class of 2021 NextGens list. Rector was nominated by industry peers to be part of the 25-person class featuring rising stars in the world of institutional asset allocation.
“Jason is one of SWIB’s secret weapons. His keen understanding of managers, investment strategies, and competitive sets enables him to effectively and creatively collaborate with partners, both inside SWIB and across the investment community. With a wide range of competencies from quantitative to reinsurance to fundamental equities, Jason develops relationships that work for our partners and deliver returns for SWIB's pension participants. He is a key contributor to the SWIB edge," Anne-Marie Fink, SWIB's private markets and funds alpha chief investment officer, said.
Even amid a difficult pandemic year that posed unique challenges for investing, Rector stood out among his colleagues, describing SWIB as a “good fit” and stating that he finds the work “rewarding and challenging.”
Rector joined SWIB in 2015, rising to his current role as managing analyst. Among other areas, he works with external managers for hedge funds, long-only fixed-income, and long-only equity. Prior to joining SWIB, Rector worked as a financial analyst at the Brady Corporation before moving on to work on hedge funds at Mesirow Financial. He has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in finance from Marquette University.