CalPERS may pick its new CIO as soon as May 18. Semifinalist interviews are expected to be conducted next week, with final interviews before the $168 billion plans entire investment committee set for May 18. A decision on a new CIO to succeed Sheryl Pressler might occur the same day, said Jim Burton, CalPERS chief executive.
Rumored to be in the running: Pamela Joyner, a former marketer for Bowman Capital Management and Capital Guardian Trust; Elsie Fletcher, Bank of America pension fund chief; Sandra Parker, J. Paul Getty Museum manager of investments; Collette Chilton, Lucent Technologies pension chief; Nancy Everett, Virginia Retirement System CIO; Patricia Small, University of California treasurer of the regents; and Christopher Ailman, Washington State Investment Board CIO. There also are some internal candidates, including senior principal investment officer Mark Anson, under consideration, sources said.