Chief Investment Officer, Arizona PSPRS Trust
Mark Steed is the Chief Investment Officer for PSPRS, Arizona’s pension plan for first responders. Over the last 15 years Mark has managed Private Equity, Venture Capital, Absolute Return, Opportunistic Credit, Public Equity, Global Trading Strategies and Real Estate portfolios. His creative approach and notable performance across disparate asset classes won him recognition as a “Rising Star” by Money Management Magazine and, later, “Asset Allocator of the Year” by Institutional Investor. Mark also served a four-year stint as a forecaster for the distinguished Good Judgment Project, led by Dr. Phil Tetlock at UPenn, and published the first guest-post on the popular decision science blog Farnam Street. Prior to Arizona PSPRS, Mark worked in Banking at JPMorgan Chase.
Mark graduated with a Masters of Science degree in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University. He also has an MBA from Thunderbird’s School of Global Management (Jost Henkel Scholar) and received his BA (with honors from Sigma Iota Rho) in Latin American Studies and Business Management from Brigham Young University.