Lawrence A. Johansen FCA MAAA ASA EA MSPA

Director of Investments, New Hampshire Retirement System

Contact Information

New Hampshire Retirement System
54 Regional Drive
Concord, NH 03301-8507
US
Phone
603-410-3510
Fax
603-410-3501
Email
larry.johansen@nhrs.org
Responsibilities: Director of Investments…develops and implements the Retirement System’s overall investment planning and strategy; research; risk management; overseeing portfolio management, conducted either by staff or external managers; investment consultant(s) and service provider relations; and asset allocation. Recommends to the Investment Committee and Board of Trustees short and long-term strategies and approaches for internally and externally managed investment programs. Career Path: Prior to his appointment as Director of Investments at the New Hampshire Retirement System in January 2010, served various positions at the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System: Managing Director – External Asset Management, Corporate Governance & Private Equity; Securities Investment Officer...oversees the Retirement System’s securities investment portfolio, which includes domestic and international equities, domestic fixed income, short-term (cash equivalents), and alternative investments; and Actuary for the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System...joined the staff of the Retirement System in 1973 and was appointed Actuary in August, 1989...The Retirement System had assets of approximately $99.1 billion, 264,000 active members and 130,000 retired members...The Actuary’s Office is responsible for all the actuarial work for the Retirement System...served as the Retirement System’s liaison with its investment consultants...in that capacity, coordinated the development of the asset allocation policy, investment performance measurement and monitoring, investment manager evaluations, and investment manager searches...a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, a Member of the Society of Pension Actuaries, and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries...serves on several Committees of the American Academy of Actuaries and served as Chairman of the Academy’s Task Force on The Public Perception of Pension Actuaries and Chairman of the Academy’s Committee on Pension Accounting...served on the Pension Task Force for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and continues to advise them on pension and related issues...November of 1996, was elected as a Director of the American Academy of Actuaries... author of Tax Policy vs. Pension Policy - Are They Really Tax Expenditures? - Contingencies, November/December 1993 and Steps to Using Investment Consultants - Pension Management, June 1995. Education: B.S., Mathematics and Economics, University of Buffalo

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Public Plans Open Forum 2017 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2017)

Public Employee Retirement System Workshop 2017 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 05, 2017)

2017 Professional Standards Seminar 2017 Professional Standards Seminar (April 02, 2017)

Case Studies of Professionalism: Navigating the ASOPs 2016 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2016)

2016 Professional Standards Seminar 2016 Professional Standards Seminar (April 10, 2016)

Public Employee Retirement System Workshop 2015 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 15, 2015)

Public Plans Open Forum 2014 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2014)

Public Employee Retirement Systems Workshop 2014 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 26, 2014)

Ethics 2014 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 24, 2014)

Professional Standards/Ethical Dilemmas Seminar Professional Standards/Ethical Dilemmas Seminar (March 23, 2014)

Professionalism: Ethics (Special 100 Minute Session) Professionalism: Ethics (Special 100 Minute Session) (December 11, 2013)

Public Employee Retirement Systems Workshop 2013 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 10, 2013)

Public Employee Retirement Systems Workshop 2012 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 28, 2012)

Professional Standards Seminar Professional Standards Seminar (March 25, 2012)

Public Employee Retirement Systems Workshop 2011 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 30, 2011)

Overview of the Code of Professional Conduct 2011 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 29, 2011)

Professional Standards Seminar Professional Standards Seminar (March 27, 2011)

Public Employee Retirement Systems Workshop 2010 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 14, 2010)

Professional Standards/ABCD Hearing Seminar Professional Standards/ABCD Hearing Seminar (April 11, 2010)

Public Plans Part 3: Funding and Disclosure 2008 Employee Benefits Spring Meeting (June 05, 2008)

Current Issues With Public Employee Retirement Systems 2008 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 08, 2008)

Professional Standards Seminar Professional Standards Seminar (April 06, 2008)

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