The Executive Director provides general direction to the fixed income, equity and alternative asset divisions and serves as the primary adviser to the KRS Investment Committee. Mr. Robben also assists in developing policies and procedures to safeguard the Systems' assets.
Mr. Robben received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Management from Bellarmine University in Louisville. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Institute charterholder. CFA members must annually certify that they will abide by the CFA Code of Ethics because of their industry designations.
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Joe Gilbert IV, CAIA
Director of Public Equity Assets
Mr. Gilbert is responsible for the general oversight and evaluation of all domestic and international equity investments, as well as internally managed portfolios.
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Deputy Executive Director
Real Estate and Real Return Assets
Mr. Kiehl joined Kentucky Retirement Systems in 2015 and is currently Director of Investments for the Real Estate and Real Return asset classes. The portfolio may use unique investment structures and/or utilize both public and private securities.
After beginning his career as a Financial Advisor, Mr. Kiehl advanced to regional manager of National City Investments and ultimately became Senior Market Executive.
Over the last 18 years, Mr. Kiehl has held senior roles in the institutional investment industry including positions at INVESCO Institutional, Stable Value/Fixed Income and Co-Portfolio Manager and Credit Specialist at Deutsche Asset Management.
Mr. Kiehl holds a B.S. in Finance, Honors from the University of Dayton, and is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary.
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Director of Private Equity and Alternative Assets
Mr. Chiu is responsible for managing Private Equity and Alternative Investments for the Systems.
Mr. Chiu has earned an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with honors from Stanford University. Additionally, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Institute charterholder. CFA members must annually certify that they will abide by the CFA Code of Ethics because of their industry designations.
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Fixed Income Division Director
Mr. Willer has over 25 years of institutional asset management experience and is responsible for managing the fixed income investments at the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS).
Mr. Willer joined KRS in April 2020. Previously, he was a Senior Portfolio Manager and Strategist at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where he was responsible for developing and implementing portfolio strategies, asset allocations and hedging strategies.
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KRS Board of Trustees Investment Committee
The Investment Committee meets each quarter to review the work of the investments team and external money managers. The Committee presents a quarterly report to the Board of Trustees laying out investment performance, compliance reports, and any recommendations for the KRS portfolio.
The Board employs industry-leading external consultants to assist in determining and reviewing the asset allocation guidelines and the performance of both the internally and externally managed assets.
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KRS Office of Investments Location
Kentucky Retirement Systems
Office of Investments
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 010
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: (502) 696-8443