Christianna Wood

Equity and Bond Portfolio Manager, Institutional Investor, and Independent Consultant
Christianna Wood


M.B.A., finance, Stern School of Business, New York University; B.A., economics, Vassar College

Summary of Experience

With over 35 years of experience in the asset management industry, Ms. Wood is an expert in institutional investing, global corporate governance, equity and bond portfolio management, financial analysis, and securities analysis. She has served as an expert in suits involving asset allocation, investment policy, investment manager due diligence, corporate governance, securities analysis, and portfolio management. Ms. Wood’s experience also includes investment management and asset allocation of pension funds, mutual funds, insurance companies, endowments, and foundations. She led the $150 billion equity and hedge fund portfolio for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest pension plan in the US. Ms. Wood served as chief executive officer of Capital Z Asset Management, the largest independent sponsor of hedge funds, where she was responsible for minority equity ownership in 11 hedge funds across $7 billion in equity, fixed-income, and commodity strategies.

She is a frequent speaker on topics that include best practices of boards of directors, corporate governance and investment management, global alpha generation, and hedge funds. Ms. Wood serves on numerous boards of directors, and has chaired the audit, corporate governance, and investment committees of the boards of several financial institutions. Previously, she has been a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Investor Advisory Group, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group, and the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) Consultative Advisory Group. Ms. Wood was a 2018 Harvard University Advanced Leadership Fellow.

AG Contacts

Andrea Okie