Discussion with San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System

Using factor analysis to enhance board reviews

Ever wonder what other plan sponsors present to their board? Now is your chance to get an inside view on how one public pension plan uses factor analysis to deliver greater insights to its board.

Anna Langs, Managing Director for San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System (SFERS) will detail why factor analysis is an important part of SFERS’ process when it comes to evaluating managers and validating investment strategies. See how SFERS used factor insights to explain risk and performance to their board.

You will get a look at the slides Anna and her team used in a recent risk management review. Plus, we’ll spend some time discussing the current market and predictions for the future of public pension plans.

Don’t miss this opportunity get real-world advice and insights from SFERS, who is dedicated to securing, protecting and prudently investing pension fund trust assets.


Anna Langs, CFA, FRM
Managing Director - Asset Allocation, Risk Management and Innovative Solutions
San Francisco Employees' Retirement System

Anna Langs was previously Head of Investment Risk for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority where she designed, architected and implemented investment risk management framework for one of the largest sovereign funds in the world.

Prior to ADIA, Anna was Chief Risk Officer at three multi-billion-dollar investment funds including AXA Rosenberg, Fortress Investment Group, and First Quadrant L.P. Her interest in risk management and proprietary investment and risk models developed over the course of a 20+ year career in the financial services, working as Quantitative Strategist and Risk and Analytics Manager at Western Asset Management, Merrill Lynch Intelligent Technologies Group, and D.E. Shaw.

Damian Handzy - Host
Head of Research and Applied Analytics
Investment Metrics

About San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System

Originally established as a fund to assist families and orphans of firefighters and police, today the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System serves more than 74,000 active, vested and retired employees of the City and County of San Francisco and their survivors. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the System’s management team administers two employee benefit programs for eligible City and County employees: City and County of San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System pension plan, a defined benefit plan and San Francisco Deferred Compensation Plan, an IRC §457(b) deferred compensation plan. Learn more at mysfers.orghttp://mysfers.org.

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