Dan is the Managing Investment Director of Global Equity for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. He is responsible for implementation and management of investment strategy and policy for the pension fund’s approximately $160 billion portfolio in publicly traded equity investments worldwide. Mr. Bienvenue directs more than 40 internal Global Equity staff along with external advisors and consultants who manage domestic and international equity assets for CalPERS.
Prior to CalPERS, Dan was a Principal and Senior Portfolio Manager with Barclays Global Investors, leading an international equity portfolio management team responsible for $55 billion across developed and emerging markets. Before BGI, his work experience includes sales and trading in the analyst program with J.P. Morgan Securities in New York, as well as two years as a high school teacher of Economics and Spanish.
He joined CalPERS in September 2004 and served as a Portfolio Manager and Senior Portfolio Manager of Internal Equity prior to his appointment to Managing Investment Director in 2014.
Mr. Bienvenue received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics, cum laude, from the University of California at Davis where he was an Academic All American in wrestling. He also holds both the CFA and CAIA charters.
CalPERS is the nation’s largest public pension fund with approximately $300.14 billion in market assets. It provides retirement benefits to more than 1.6 million State, school, and local public employees, retirees and their families, and health benefits to nearly 1.3 million members.