NEPC CIO, Partner Named World’s Most Influential Consultants: aiCIO

September 16, 2013 / by NEPC

NEPC is pleased to announce that two of its employees appeared on this year’s list of the world’s 25 most influential institutional consultants by aiCIO Magazine.  Chief Investment Officer Erik Knutzen topped the list, and KC Connors, a fellow NEPC Partner, ranked 18th.

NEPC was one of only three firms with two employees making it to aiCIO’s compilation of “25 of the Most Aggressive and Thought-Provoking Consultants of the Last Five Years” released earlier this month.  The list ranks 25 consultants with the most (positive) impact on the world of investment consulting since 2008.  If you are interested in learning more, go to aiCIO’s “The Knowledge Brokers: Movers and Shakers Edition” here.

While acknowledging this honor, Erik and KC are quick to point out the recognition is a reflection of the Firm’s reputation and the result of successful teamwork.

“We challenge ourselves, as a team at NEPC, to provide innovative investment solutions and high conviction strategies that take advantage of current market opportunities,” says Erik.  “We do this with a risk-balanced approach to portfolio construction to provide the greatest value to our clients.”  For more NEPC research, go to http://www.nepc.com/research.

Erik, who began his career in the financial services industry in 1986, leads NEPC’s research team of 47 professionals covering alternative investments, traditional strategies, and asset allocation.  As CIO, Erik develops and communicates strategies to clients related to asset allocation, market trends and new investing opportunities.  He works directly with a handful of select clients to stay close to the latest developments and offerings in the institutional investment arena.
KC joined NEPC in 2010 as a Partner.  She leads the Firm’s Philanthropic team, including its Healthcare, and Endowment and Foundation practices.  In this role, she and her team advocate and execute the best ideas and tools for clients related to their asset allocation and risk management needs.  KC, who was recognized by the aiCIO for her contribution to clients in healthcare, brings to the table 25-years of investment experience.  “At NEPC, our experts in operating assets, defined benefits and defined contribution plans, and insurance allow us to integrate all aspects of a health system, giving us a significant edge,” says KC. 

Two NEPC employees were also recognized for their contributions last year by aiCIO, an industry publication for investment managers.  In 2012, aiCIO ranked Erik 15 out of 25 of the world’s most influential investment consultants; fellow NEPC Partner Allan Martin ranked second. 

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