Gregory Francis, Chief Investment Officer: Greg joined NYSIF as Chief Investment Officer in June 2015. As CIO, Gregory oversees an investment portfolio of over $21 billion in assets and investments for both the Workers' Compensation Fund and Disability Benefits Fund. Under Greg’s leadership, NYSIF has modernized the investment program and associated governance. He has spearheaded the development and execution of a multi-asset class program consisting of internally and externally managed assets. The program is focused on maximizing long-term investment performance within a risk-oriented framework.
Prior to joining NYSIF, Greg spent more than 20 years as an investment professional in both the private and public sector, including senior investment positions at GE Capital, New York Life Insurance Company, and Santa Clara County. Greg began his career at the investment banks of Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette and Bankers Trust Securities. Gregory holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics from Columbia University School of Engineering. He is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science.