Gordon thinks very highly of Ben Meng and so do I. I’ve had the pleasure of talking with him a few times since he was appointed CIO at CalPERS and not only is he brilliant, he was always very nice and generous with his time.
The last time I spoke with Ben was in the summer via a webcast where he explained that CalPERS is not leveraging its portfolio by $80 billion. We spoke about a few things and I recommend you read my comment here to gain an appreciation of everything he was tying to do at CalPERS.
That was before his crucifixion In August where he was forced to resign.
I’m on record stating the way Ben Meng was treated was absolutely shameful and disgusting.
I don’t need to expand on this, suffice it to say CalPERS lost one of the best CIOs in the world and they still haven’t replaced him.
Author: Leo Kolivakis
Publication Date: 19 January 2021
Publication Site: Pension Pulse