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Maine Public Employees Retirement System
P.O. Box 349, Augusta, ME 04332-0349
toll free: (800) 451-9800 ● local: (207) 512-3100

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MainePERS Investments Team

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  James Bennett    Deputy Chief Investment Officer check   check check check
  Bartley Parker     Managing Director,
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  William Proom    Managing Director,
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  James Ackor   Managing Director,
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  Gary Emery    Senior Analyst,
   Investment Operations
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  Douglas Porter   Senior Analyst,
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   Andrew Lumb   Senior Analyst,
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  Seth Keller    Senior Analyst,
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  Justin Hodgkins   Senior Analyst,
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  Mitchell Pierter     Analyst,
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Undergrad = Undergraduate Degree
An academic degree taken by a person who has completed undergraduate courses. Usually offered at an institution of higher education, such as a university. The most common type of this degree is the bachelor's degree, which typically takes three or four years to complete.
Masters = Masters Degree
An advanced college degree, earned by those who successfully graduate from their college or university's Masters program. Traditionally a student will have already received a Bachelors degree in some area of study, before working towards his or her Masters.
Ph. D. A doctorate usually based on at least 3 years graduate study and a dissertation; the highest degree awarded graduate study.
CFA = Chartered Financial Analyst
A professional designation given by the CFA Institute (formerly AIMR) that measures the competence and integrity of financial analysts. Candidates are required to pass three levels of exams covering areas such as accounting, economics, ethics, money management and security analysis.
CAIA = Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
A professional designation given out by the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association to establish an educational standard for individuals that specialize in the area of alternative investments (such as hedge funds, venture capital, private equity and real estate investment).  In order to receive the designation, individuals must have at least one year of professional experience, a U.S. bachelor's degree and must pass two levels of curriculum that include topics ranging from qualitative analysis, trading theories of alternative investments, to indexation and benchmarking.

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