Senior Portfolio Manager, Investments and Director of Corporate Governance at CalPERS
Anne Simpson is the senior portfolio manager and director of corporate governance in the investment office at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest public pension system in the United States with about $251 billion under management.
The corporate governance program that Simpson oversees includes CalPERS Focus List of shareholder engagement with companies, global proxy voting, legal and regulatory reform agenda and CalPERS actively managed corporate governance investment strategy. Simpson is leading CalPERS work to integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) across the total fund.
Simpson is a senior faculty fellow at the Yale School of Management and is a member of the Investor Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Simpson sits on the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal “Corporate Governance: An International Review” published by Blackwells and is the co-author of “Fair Shares: The Future of Shareholder Power and Responsibility”, published by Oxford University Press.
Her former roles include: executive director of the International Corporate Governance Network, head of the World Bank-OECD Global Corporate Governance Forum and joint managing director of Pension and Investment Research Consultants, Ltd.
She was a Dean’s Distinguished Speaker at the Graduate School of Management in September 2012, speaking on the role of the corporation in society.