Senior Portfolio Manager, Investments, Head of Corporate Governance, California Public Employees’ Retirement System
Anne Simpson is the Senior Portfolio Manager, Investments and Director of Global Governance at CalPERS. It is the largest public pension system in the United States with approximately $254 billion in global assets. The governance program includes CalPERS Focus List of shareholder engagement with companies, global proxy voting, legal and regulatory reform agenda and CalPERS actively managed corporate governance investment strategy. She is leading CalPERS sustainability project to integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) across the total fund.
Anne is an advisory board member at the Ira Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership, Columbia Law School. She is a Director of the Council of Institutional Investors and is a member of the Investor Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Anne sits on the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal “Corporate Governance: An International Review” published by Blackwells. She is also the co-author of “Fair Shares: The Future of Shareholder Power and Responsibility”, published by Oxford University Press. Her former roles include: Executive Director of the International Corporate Governance Network, head of the World Bank-OECD Global Corporate Governance Forum and Joint Managing Director of Pensions and Investment Research Consultants, Ltd.