Craig A. Svendsen, CFA


Craig has over eighteen years of comprehensive consulting and investment experience. He returned to NEPC in October 2004, having previously worked at the firm from 1997 to 2000. In 2014, Craig was named the head of NEPC’s Corporate Defined Benefit team. As a team leader, his responsibilities include team management, investment strategy development, and marketing. Craig also consults to a wide range of NEPC clients. Craig works closely with each of his clients in the development of strategic planning including asset allocation and investment policy development, investment manager research and selection, and performance evaluation. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, where he is generally asked to discuss trends in the defined benefit space. Additionally, Craig is a member of NEPC’s Partner Nominating Committee as well as the firm’s Liability-Driven Investing Advisory Group.

Prior to joining NEPC, Craig was a Vice President at State Street in its Global Markets group. At State Street, his responsibilities centered on developing investment and trading strategies for the firm’s transition management clients.

Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Bucknell University and a Master of Science degree in Finance from Northeastern University. Additionally, Craig is a CFA charter holder and a member of the Cincinnati Security Analyst Society and the CFA Institute.

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