Ash Williams

Ash Williams

Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Florida State Board of Administration

Ash Williams, Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer of the Florida State Board of Administration, is responsible for managing approximately $180 billion in assets including those of the Florida Retirement System, the fifth largest public pension fund in the United States. Prior to joining the SBA, he was a Managing Director at Fir Tree Partners and President and Chief Executive Officer of Schroder Capital Management. Mr Williams has extensive experience with both the SBA and Florida government, serving as Executive Director of the SBA from 1991 to 1996 and in senior management in Florida’s executive and legislative branches.

Mr Williams chairs the Managed Funds Association’s Institutional Investor Advisory Council and the Alternative Investor Forum’s Investor Board. He serves on the Board of the Economic Club of Florida; as Trustee of the Florida State University Foundation and the National Institute for Public Finance. Additionally, he serves on several Investment Committees including: the Episcopal Diocese of Florida, the Community Foundation of North Florida, IEEE; and the Advisory Board of the Robert Toigo Foundation.

He received BS and MBA degrees from Florida State University (FSU) and completed post graduate programs at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Harvard’s John F Kennedy School of Government.