Women in Finance


Breaking Through to the C–Suite, Part 2

A Panel Featuring Distinguished Female CEO’s in Institutional Investments

The event will feature an interactive discussion with three highly accomplished female investment professionals. The panelists will share insights on how they have navigated an increasingly complex and male-dominated industry, as well as their thoughts on the current market environment.

Video: Investing Conference 2016

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Reception: 6:00pm
Panel and Q&A: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Korn Convocation Hall

Panel Speakers

Carina Coleman, CFA
Director, Pension & Trust Investments
Sempra Energy

Carina Coleman is the Director of Pension and Trust Investments at Sempra Energy. Carina oversees $7.5 billion in retirement and welfare benefit assets across Sempra Energy’s qualified and non-qualified plans and manages $1.1 billion of nuclear decommissioning trust assets. Her responsibilities include developing investment policy, asset allocation and the selection of investment managers.

Prior to joining Sempra, Carina worked in the Investments group of The Walt Disney Company’s Corporate Treasury division, where she managed various asset classes of the company’s defined benefit pension plan. Carina earned her MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business and her BA in Economics and German Studies from UCLA. She also holds an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and is a CFA Chartholder. Carina currently serves as a member of the Board of Administration and the Investment Committee for San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System (SDCERS) and is a member of the Finance Council for the Diocese of San Diego. She is married and has three children.

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Katharine "K.C." Krieger, CFA
Chief Investment Officer
The Broad Foundation

Katharine “K.C.” Krieger is the chief investment officer of The Broad Foundations. Working closely with founder Eli Broad and the foundations’ investment committee, she manages $2.5 billion in assets for The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and The Broad Art Foundation—as well as overseeing the Broad family’s personal investments. In this role, K.C. leads asset allocation, manager due diligence and investment selection across asset classes. Named one of the top 30 female limited partners in private equity and one of the top 30 family office rising stars by Trusted Insight, K.C. started her work with the foundations in 2001 as an investment analyst and has taken on positions of increasing responsibility culminating in the promotion to chief investment officer in 2016.

Over her 16-year tenure with Broad, K.C. transitioned the portfolio from 80% in a single stock to a broadly diversified portfolio invested across liquid and illiquid asset classes. In addition to executing hedging strategies using derivatives, the Broad entities are active co-investors with a select group of private equity managers. Before joining Broad, K.C. was a senior consulting associate with Cambridge Associates, a leading investment advisor to non-profit institutions and high-net-worth families. K.C. is a CFA® charterholder and graduated with a B.A. in Economics magna cum laude from Colby College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, was a George F. Baker Scholar and received the Christian A. Johnson Award in Economics. K.C. and her husband live in Los Angeles with their three children.

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Molly Murphy, CFA
Chief Investment Officer
Orange County Employees Retirement System

Molly Murphy joined the Orange County Employees Retirement System as part of their executive leadership team as CIO in June 2017. Prior to assuming her new position, Ms. Murphy served as CIO at Mercy Health, a $5 billion multi‐state healthcare system based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Among Ms. Murphy’s achievements during her tenure at Mercy Health was developing an internal investment office with in‐house due diligence and risk analytics processes, and expanding private equity investments to include co‐investments alongside top venture capital and growth equity investors.

Ms. Murphy brings years of private sector experience to her role at OCERS, where she will lead an in‐house staff of investment professionals and work directly with the OCERS Investment Committee on a number of initiatives including implementing the recently adopted asset allocation and evaluate the implementation of the private equity program. Before serving as CIO at Mercy Health, Ms. Murphy was CIO at Seasongood Asset Management in Cincinnati from 2000 to 2004. Among her achievements at that fixed income investment boutique was developing and marketing a start‐up investment advisory business and achieving asset growth moving from zero to approximately $2 billion during her tenure. Ms. Murphy is a CFA charterholder and earned an MBA from Xavier University with a concentration in Finance. Additionally, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, majoring in Finance and earning her Minor in Decision Sciences.

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Moderated by:

Andrea Eisfeldt, Laurence D. and Lori W. Fink Endowed Chair in Finance and Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Co-Sponsored By:

Fink Center for Finance & Investments

Past Events

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.



Reception- 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Panel and Q&A: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Breaking Through to the C–Suite, Part 1

A Panel Featuring Distinguished Female CEO’s in Institutional Investments

The event brought together three accomplished, experienced, and well respected women investment professionals and featured a candid and interactive discussion. The panelists shared insights into how they have navigated an increasingly complex and male-dominated industry as well as their insights on the current market environment.

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