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SWIB Staff Receive National Honors

Institutional Investor-Investor Intelligence Network has announced nominations for the second annual Investor Intelligence Awards, recognizing the most outstanding and innovative public plan sponsors in North America. SWIB has three nominees:

  • Todd Ludgate, head of fixed income:  Investor Intelligence Award in Debt (fixed income/credit)
  • Dominic Garcia, senior fund-of-funds manager: Investor Intelligence Award in Alpha Generation
  • David Villa, chief investment officer: Investor Intelligence Award in Good Governance

The awards are based on leadership skills, including an innovative and forward-thinking approach to strategy execution. The goal is to recognize those individuals considered by peers and industry members to be true innovators, leaders and cutting-edge thinkers. Nearly 800 peers and industry members submitted nominations. Investor Intelligence Network is a part of Institutional Investor magazine, an international finance publisher.

In addition, SWIB’s Managing Analyst Derek Drummond is a nominee for Chief Investment Officer magazine’s “Forty Under Forty for 2015” feature. The magazine annually profiles 40 influential institutional investors under the age of 40. Drummond is part of Garcia’s investment team. Garcia has appeared on the list twice, in 2012 at the age of 34, and again in 2013. Last year he was among the “Young + Established” – the first time the magazine moved persistent members into a separate category.