Meketa Investment Group Names Oregon's Nealon As SVP

Sep 28 2017 | 2:56pm ET

Global consulting firm Meketa Investment Group has named former Oregon State Treasury executive Paola Nealon as a senior vice president. 

In her new role, Nealon will serve as a consultant for Taft Hartley, endowment and public fund sponsors, including investment policy design, asset allocation modeling, fund performance analysis, and asset class education. She will be based out of the firm’s Portland, Oregon office, Meketa said in a statement.

Nealon brings more than 12 years of experience in the investment industry, the company added.  Prior to coming aboard, she was an investment officer at Oregon State Treasury, which manages investment portfolios for various state agencies including the $75 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (OPERF). Beforehand, she was a portfolio manager for Northern Trust, where her duties included providing U.S., international and emerging markets program solutions for defined benefit plans, endowments and foundations.   Nealon began her career at Russell Investments, where she was responsible for evaluating U.S. equity managers.

Founded in 1978 by James Meketa, Meketa Investment Group is an employee-owned, full service investment consulting and advisory firm.  As an independent fiduciary, the firm serves institutional investors in discretionary and non-discretionary roles. The company consults on more than $500 billion in assets for over 150 clients. 


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