ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategic Investment Group is pleased to announce that Rick Behler has joined the firm as a Managing Director on the Relationship Management team. Rick joins a team of five senior professionals – three Managing Directors with an average of 31 years of industry experience, and two Directors with an average of 14 years of industry experience – dedicated to partnering with Strategic's 29 clients.
As Brian Murdock, President and CEO of Strategic notes, "Rick brings four decades of investment knowledge across private and public markets, along with client service expertise from an OCIO serving large institutional portfolios. He has worked with colleges and universities, healthcare systems, corporations, foundations, and insurance companies with a variety of asset pools. He will be a valuable addition to our team and is superbly qualified to deliver the world-class client service that has helped Strategic build enduring partnerships with our clients."
Rick joins Strategic from Hirtle Callaghan & Co., where in addition to his portfolio management responsibilities, he serviced the firm's largest institutional clients. Prior to that, Rick was Managing Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager at Chartwell Investment Partners and Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Rick has also worked for Moore Capital Management, LLC as a Hedge Fund Manager and at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. as a Security Analyst and Economist.
Rick has a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and a B.S. in Economics from Villanova University.
Spencer Stuart assisted Strategic with the search.
Strategic Investment Group®, a pioneer in dedicated Outsourced CIO (OCIO) solutions since 1987, offers a comprehensive service platform for managing customized portfolios for institutional and private investors. Our proprietary process combines active portfolio management, rigorous risk management, and open architecture manager selection.
Strategic functions as our clients' investment partner and co-fiduciary, effectively becoming an extension of their resources. Clients are then free to focus on their core missions, while we focus on providing the highly specialized portfolio management expertise that clients need to meet their investment goals. Depending on a client's needs and preferences, Strategic can orchestrate the management of an entire portfolio comprising multiple asset classes; focus on specific asset classes, such as alternatives (e.g., hedge funds, real estate, and/or private equity) or international investments; or manage strategies with high potential for adding value (e.g., portable alpha through investor-friendly turnkey structures). Customized liability-driven investing (LDI) solutions, whether through an integrated total portfolio approach or a targeted long-duration strategy, are also available, as are solutions that address mission-related investment objectives.
We strive to build enduring partnerships with our clients by strengthening their investment programs through a dynamic, value-enhancing investment process, sound governance framework, and world-class client service. Strategic's mission is to empower investors through experience, innovation, and excellence.
Strategic had $38.9 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016.
For further information contact:
Ken Grossfield, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
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