06-15-2023 Non-Traditional Career Paths – Government
Did you know that there are many jobs outside the traditional Portfolio Manager or Research Analysts roles that CFA Charterholders and CFA Candidates are uniquely qualified for? Are you an investment professional looking for a different path? Join this three-part series on Non-Traditional Career Paths. Each panel will discuss a different path and market from the traditional investment industry.
Come join our Industry experts who will provide insight on their experiences serving each of those markets, explore the differences between a traditional investment role and a non-traditional role, opportunities available, advice for those looking to transition or go into an untraditional investment career, and more! This first panel is focused on government roles for investment professionals. Listen to information about how investment financial professionals can apply their skills in the federal government and learn about the types of relevant jobs/career paths available in the public sector.
Peter Streit | Peter Streit joined the California Organized Investment Network (COIN) Program in 2016. The COIN Program is a collaborative effort between the California Department of Insurance, insurance companies, affordable housing agencies, economic development organizations and community advocates. Established in 1996, this voluntary program facilitates insurance industry investments that benefit California’s environment and its low-to moderate income and rural communities. COIN solicits these investments to the insurance industry to raise capital into these socially responsible projects. As of year-end 2020, insurance companies held over $38 billion pf COIN-qualified investments in California.
Previously, Mr. Streit was a Senior Equity Research Analyst for Nuveen Investments' affiliate, Santa Barbara Asset Management, where he covered the insurance and overall financial services industries. Prior to working in the asset management industry, Mr. Streit was an Equity Research Analyst at investment banking firms Williams Capital Group, UBS and Dean Witter, in New York City covering the insurance industry.
He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in finance with concentrations in investments and mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. Mr. Streit was an active volunteer member of the CFA Society Los Angeles, where he sat on both the Alternative Investments and Career Development Committees, and was the 2018-2019 James Fletcher Leadership Award recipient. Back To Top ^^
Edward Brady, CFA, CFE, CRCP | During 23 years at the SEC, Mr. Edward Brady conducted over 165 examinations of broker-dealers, transfer agents, investment advisors, and FINRA. Examinations are multi-month reviews of registered entities’ activities. Inspired by the SEC’s mission to protect investors, Mr. Brady received numerous local and national SEC awards because his teams have detected misrepresentations, misappropriation, micro-cap fraud, and anti-money laundering weaknesses. Encouraged by colleagues, Mr. Brady became a CFA charter holder in 2016.
Prior to the SEC, Mr. Brady received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from California State University, Northridge. In addition, Mr. Brady worked for the US Army reserves, Investors’ Business Daily, and Charles Schwab. Back To Top ^^
Daniel Wiles, J.D | Daniel Wiles was appointed to the position of Assistant Treasurer and Tax Collector by the Treasurer on September 24, 2019. Mr. Wiles oversees the Finance Branch of the TTC, consisting of Public Finance, Cash Investments and Defined Contribution Plan Investments. Prior to his current role, he was a Principal and Chief Compliance Officer of Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates, Inc., a municipal advisory firm based in Irvine, California for 17 years, and was a municipal advisor with FWW Financial and Evensen Dodge in Minneapolis for the prior 12 years. He began his public finance career as bond counsel in Minnesota and Missouri. Mr. Wiles serves on the Treasury and Investment Management Standing Committee of the Government Finance Officers Association. He previously served on the Compliance Advisory Group for the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.
Mr. Wiles is an experienced public finance professional with more than 40 years of responsible experience in a variety of roles. Mr. Wiles earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics, magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota and a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. He is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association and the California Association of County Treasurers and Tax Collectors. He previously held MSRB licenses Series 50 (Municipal Advisor Representative), Series 54 (Municipal Advisor Principal) and Series 65 (Investment Advisor Representative). .
Jeremy Wolfson | Jeremy Wolfson, Chief Investment Officer, currently manages the Investment Section of the $20 billion dollar Los Angeles Water and Power Employees' Retirement Plan. He is responsible for all pension plan asset classes including broad equity, fixed-income, real-estate, private-equity, hedge funds, real return and cash. He currently serves on the advisory boards of various private equity and real estate funds.
Prior to joining DWP, Mr. Wolfson worked for the Los Angeles City Treasurer for two years where he was responsible for actively managing the City's $8 billion dollar fixed-income portfolio and was promoted to Chief Investment Officer just prior to transferring to the pension plan. Before joining the City, Mr. Wolfson worked for Bank of America (approximately 11 years) as well as First Tennessee Bank (2 years) as a Vice President and managing Principal in their institutional fixed-income groups.
In February 2010, Mr. Wolfson was recognized as one of Institutional Investor News' 2010 Rising Stars of Public Fund Investing at the 9th Annual Public Pension Fund Awards Ceremony. In 2014, Mr. Wolfson was nominated by CIO Magazine as a finalist for innovative Plan of the year. In 2016, Mr. Wolfson was recognized as one of the Top 30 Pension Fund Chief Investment Officers in the United States by The Trusted Insight, and was nominated for Investor Intelligence Award: Fixed Income by Institutional Investor. In 2017, Mr. Wolfson was honored and recognized for his contributions to the investment community over his career by the Neighborhood Youth Association at the Investors in Education Banquet. In late 2021 he was nominated as a finalist for CIO of the year by Chief Investment Officer Magazine and in September 2021, he was elected by the employees of the Department of Water & Power to represent the department on the Board of the Los Angeles Deferred Compensation Plan.
Mr. Wolfson obtained his Bachelor's of Science degree in Finance from California State University, Northridge, his MBA from Pepperdine University, and various executive education programs including the Wharton School of Business, and Harvard Business School. He is a member of the CFA Institute and is on the CFALA Strategic Advisory Council. Back To Top ^^
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