Ms. Smiley joined Meketa Investment Group in 2011. A Principal of the firm, Ms. Smiley serves as the Assistant Director of Public Markets Manager Research and is a member of the Marketable Securities Investment Committee. In her role on the research team, Ms. Smiley has primary research responsibility for domestic and non U.S. fixed income investment managers. Additionally, she works with emerging managers to facilitate introductions to the firm’s research process and analysts.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Smiley worked at Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. in the institutional client portfolio management group dealing with public pension plans and foundations, while also acting as a consultant liaison. She previously worked in client service and operations at Standard Pacific Capital, a hedge fund based in San Francisco.
Ms. Smiley earned an MBA from the University of San Diego with a concentration in Finance. She holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing and International Business from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.