Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Pension Fund Management, Connecticut Office of the State Treasurer
Deborah Spalding is the Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Pension Fund Management at the Connecticut Office of the State Treasurer, which oversees the $28 billion Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds. Prior to that, she was a Managing Partner at Working Lands Investment Partners, LLC, an independent investment management firm specializing in rapidly growing markets for environmental credits.
Previously, she was Executive Director and Head of International Investments for Schroder Investment Management NA. Prior to this, she worked at Scudder Kemper Investments as Managing Director/Head of International Institutional Investments. She began her career as a financial analyst at SKB & Associates, responsible for the electric utilities, food, and building materials industries.
Spalding is a former trustee of the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation and the Green Century Funds. She has also served as Board Chair of the National Wildlife Federation, and has been a Lecturer in Forest & Ecosystem Finance at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
Spalding earned a B.A. from Tufts University and has a Master’s degree in East Asian Religion from Harvard University, an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master of Forestry from Yale University. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst.