The program will consist of two parts. Part I: Dr. Sohn, the former chief Economist at Wells Fargo and a Visiting Professor at Loyola-Marymount University will present the interaction between the economy and the stock market. Part II, Rod June, the Chief Investment Officer of LACERS, which manages $18 billion of LA City Pension Fund, will discuss strategies navigating turbulent stock market. This will be followed by Q&A regarding implications for corporate governance.
Mr. Rodney June is LACERS’ Chief Investment Officer. His responsibilities include: managing investment advisory, general partnerships, consultant and custodian relationships; performance evaluation, vendor selection; investment policy, investment strategy development and implementation. Mr. June’s appointment marks his return to LACERS where he previously served as an Investment Officer II from 1998 to 2008. From 2008 until his return to LACERS, Mr. June was the Chief Investment Officer of the State of Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System overseeing an $11 billion portfolio.
Mr. June has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Auburn University. His bachelor’s degree is from California State University, Long Beach, where he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.