Raudline Etienne is a Senior Director of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, where she focuses on developing business strategies in the face of changing market dynamics and expanding opportunities in the investment sector for ASG.
Ms. Etienne most recently served as Chief Investment Officer for the New York State Common Retirement Fund (CRF) with assets of approximately $140 billion. Selected by the New York State Comptroller, the Honorable Thomas DiNapoli, to become his Deputy Comptroller for Pension Investment and Cash Management in March 2008, Ms. Etienne managed the portfolio for nation’s third largest public pension fund. In her capacity as CIO, she managed all aspects of the CRF’s investment strategy, including asset allocation, investment policy and governance, investment structure, partner selection, and risk management. Her management responsibilities included the oversight of 60 professionals responsible for the daily management of a portfolio invested across the globe, and inclusive of equity, fixed income, hedge funds, real estate, private equity and opportunistic investments. She also had oversight responsibility for CRF investment operations, including internal portfolio management, custodial services, and securities lending, as well as management of external investment managers, and investment consultants. Her team was also responsible for the College Savings Program with assets of $12 billion, and the State’s short-term investment pool of $6 billion that consists largely of tax-revenue collections and federal aid.
Previously, Ms. Etienne was a Managing Director at Rogerscasey in Darien, Connecticut, responsible for investment consulting for a series of both large and small public retirement systems. During her more than 11-year tenure with Rogerscasey, she developed broad experience in a wide variety of asset classes, investment strategies, and institutional investment managers. Prior to Rogerscasey, Raudline was an investment consultant at WHP the predecessor of FIS Group.
Ms. Etienne was instrumental in the creation of the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association where she formerly served as a board member, as well as the Robert A. Toigo Alumni Endowment Board where she was elected as its first president and is a former board member. She was also appointed to the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)’s “Financial Crisis Advisory Group (FCAG) which was created to consider how improvements in financial reporting could help enhance investor confidence in financial markets.
Ms. Etienne earned a Bachelors of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also holds an MBA in finance from the University of California at Berkeley where she was a Robert A. Toigo Foundation Fellow, and President of the Black Business Student Association.