Derrick Griffin, CAIA, Chapter Executive

Director Alternative Investments, Macalester College

Derrick Griffin is the Director of Alternative Investments at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.  He oversees the private equity, real assets, and hedge fund portfolios for the $770 million Endowment. Prior to joining Macalester in early 2016, Derrick was the CIO for AEC, a boutique alternatives investment firm based in Kansas City, MO. Derrick also spent over eight years with the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS’) helping oversee the day-to-day management of approximately $2 billion of private capital investments. Derrick graduated with honors from Northwest Missouri State University and is currently a candidate to earn his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2020. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst® and a Term Member on the Council on Foreign Relations.