KPERS Taps New Executive Director

Jan 23 2012 | 11:09am ET

The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System’s board of trustees has named Alan Conroy as KPERS’ new executive director.

In his new post, Conroy will be responsible to the board for all aspects of the fund's daily operations.

Conroy is currently director of the Kansas Legislative Research Department, the non-partisan research and fiscal agency for the Kansas Legislature, where he’s worked since 1983. Earlier in his career, he worked for the division of budget in the Kansas Department of Administration.

Conroy has over 30 years of experience in state government and fiscal analysis in both the legislative and executive branches. He served as an ex-officio member of the recent KPERS study commission and has provided staff support for the Legislature’s joint committee on pensions, investments and benefits (the legislative committee charged with ongoing KPERS oversight) over the last 20 years.

Conroy is expected to assume his new position February 13. He replaces Glenn Deck, who retired in September 2011, and takes over from acting executive director Elizabeth B.A. Miller, the system's chief investment officer.

In Depth

Related-Company Fees: Normal Industry Practice or Conflicted Compensation?

Nov 11 2015 | 4:23pm ET

Regulatory agencies as well as investors are increasingly exploring whether certain...


Ferrari Roars in Wall Street Debut

Oct 21 2015 | 4:28pm ET

Shares of supercar maker Ferrari jumped as much as 15 percent to a high of nearly...

Guest Contributor

Private Debt - What is the Opportunity?

Nov 11 2015 | 3:28pm ET

In this contributed article, Rob Allard, founding partner of Firebreak Capital...


Editor's Note

    Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET

    One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…