Mr. Festino, Managing Principal, started his career in the investment consulting industry in 1999, and joined Meketa Investment Group in 2003. He advises both private and public pension plans, as well as other institutional investors. His consulting work includes investment policy design and asset allocation modeling, in addition to analysis of manager and fund performance. He assists the firm’s Private Markets team by conducting due diligence on Latin American partnerships.
A frequent speaker at industry events, Mr. Festino holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Societies of Miami and South Florida. He also holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation and is a member of the CAIA Association®. He is a member of the Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems, and the Florida Public Pension Trustees Association, where he serves on the Advisory Board.
Mr. Festino was Captain of the University of Evansville’s tennis team and a world ranked tennis player on the ATP Tour. He received an MBA degree with honors from Boston College and a summa cum laude undergraduate degree in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Evansville.