Chris Tobe, CFA, CAIA joined the Hackett Group in 2013 as a public pension investment consultant with a focus on public pension plans and a specialty in evaluation of alternative investments.Chris has 25 years of institutional investment experience with a focus on Public Pension plans. He is the author of “Kentucky Fried Pensions”, a bestselling book on public pensions, as well as the “Consultants Guide to Stable Value,” on 401(k) & 457 investments.He consulted to major 457 public plans in Texas and Maryland with his firm Stable Value Consultants.
As a Senior Consultant with NEPC, Chris worked with several public pension plans including Oklahoma Investment Commission, Oklahoma Tobacco Fund, St. Louis Sewer District, St. Louis Public Schools, Amtrak & City of Dearborn.While at AEGON, he worked with public 457 plans including those in Montana, Pennsylvania, Los Angeles County, Cook County in Illinois, Ohio, Vermont and the City of Memphis.While at Fund Evaluation Group from Chris worked with non-profit hospitals including the Community Hospitals of Indianapolis and the Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids, including consulting with their DB & DC plans.Chris was employed by the Kentucky State Auditor to review the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) and the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS) and he later served as a trustee and investment committee member of KRS.
Chris has published articles on public pension investing and 401(k) investing in the Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Investment Consulting and Plan Sponsor Magazine. He has been quoted in numerous publications including Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, Pensions & Investments and the Wall Street Journal.
Chris earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Indiana University Bloomington and his undergraduate degree in Economics from Tulane University.As an adjunct professor, he has the taught the MBA investment course at the University of Louisville and has served as President of the CFA Society of Louisville.As a public pension trustee in, he completed the Program for Advanced Trustee Studies at Harvard Law School and in the, the Fiduciary College at Stanford University.