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Mr. William J. Coaker Jr.

Wrong William J. Coaker Jr.?

Chief Investment Officer

SFGov
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place Room 244
San Francisco , California 94102
United States

Company Description: SFGOV is the official website of the government of the City and County of San Francisco, providing information about departments, meetings, legislation,...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Chief Investment Officer
    SFERS
  • Appointed Chief Information Officer
    SFERS
  • Chief Information Officer
    SFERS
  • Senior Managing Director
    UCOP
  • Senior Managing Director of Equity Investments
    UCOP
  • Senior MD - Public Equity
    UCOP
  • Controller - Chief Investment Officer
    Diocese of Monterey
  • Chief Information Officer, Controller
    Diocese of Monterey
  • Chief Information Officer, Controller
    Bishop Clinch Endowment
  • Chief Investment Officer for Retirement System
    San Francisco City & County Employees
  • Chief Information Officer
    San Francisco City & County Employees
  • Controller and Chief Investment
    Roman Catholic Bishop of Monterey California

Education

  • MBA
    Golden Gate University
  • BS degree , accounting
    Loyola Marymount University
39 Total References
Web References
SFERS : Staff
www.sfers.org, 18 Jan 2015 [cached]
William J. Coaker, Jr., CFA Chief Investment Officer
William J. Coaker Jr. ...
www.sfers.org, 14 Jan 2014 [cached]
William J. Coaker Jr. Appointed CIO of San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System SFERS : News : William J. Coaker Jr. Appointed CIO of San Francisco Employees' Retirement System
SFGOV
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William J. Coaker Jr. Appointed CIO of San Francisco Employees' Retirement System Posted Date: 1/14/2014 2:45 PM The San Francisco Employees' Retirement System has announced the appointment of William J. Coaker, Jr. as the new Chief Investment Officer of the $18 billion fund. Click here for the full story.
The San Francisco Employees' ...
www.irei.com [cached]
The San Francisco Employees' Retirement System has announced the appointment of William Coaker, Jr., as the new CIO of the $18 billion fund.
William ...
www.ucop.com, 22 Jan 2014 [cached]
William Coaker
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William J. Coaker, CFA, MBA Senior Managing Director - Public Equity  20 years experience, 5 years with UC
 Mr. Coaker is responsible for overseeing all externally managed public equity funds and activities with overall responsibility for executing an investment strategy that generates optimal total return relative to risk taken. Before joining the Ofce in 2008, he was a Senior Investment Ofcer for San Francisco City-County Employees Retirement System. Mr. Coaker has also served as CIO, controller at Bishop Clinch Endowment and the Diocese of Monterey. He earned his BS degree in accounting from Loyola Marymount University and his MBA from Golden Gate University. Mr. Coaker holds the CFA designation, and previously held the CFP and CIMA certifications.
San Francisco City & County ...
www.pionline.com, 16 June 2014 [cached]
San Francisco City & County Employees' Retirement System Chief Investment Officer William Coaker Jr. will have to wait at least 90 days before the pension fund's board passes judgment on his plan to invest 15% of the pension fund's $19 billion in assets in hedge funds.
Mr. Coaker was pushing for board approval at the pension fund's monthly meeting Wednesday of his portfolio restructuring plan, which reduces equity and fixed-income exposure, and creates a new $3 billion allocation to hedge funds. The plan also includes a new 12% allocation to alternative equity strategies. But board members by a 6-1 vote tabled the matter for 90 days for further study.
Mr. Coaker told board members that the hedge fund allocation would reduce equity risk and major financial losses for the pension fund in a severe market downturn, preventing a repeat of the scenario that occurred for the pension fund during the financial crisis.
But board members told Mr. Coaker that they needed more information and directed him to prepare a report to be presented to the board in 90 days with detailed information on performance of hedge funds at other public pension funds. They also asked for specific information on hedge funds in which he planned to invest and their performance as well as their fees.
Board chairman Victor Makras said he expected the board would be able to vote on the plan at that point, but Mr. Coaker said he was unclear to as how much of the information could be gathered in the short time period. He said he would give the board as much information as possible.
The board also put on hold a plan to issue an RFP for a hedge fund consultant.
Mr. Coaker still might have the votes to pass his plan.
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Mr. Coaker also invoked Mr. Buffett's name, noting the value investor had recently warned that more public pension funds could be in financial trouble because they were underfunded, following in the footsteps of Detroit and other plans.
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Mr. Coaker said he was trying to avoid those problems for the San Francisco pension fund by pushing for the hedge fund plan.
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