Natalie Jenkins Sorrell is the Deputy Chief Investment Officer for the $3.7 billion Employees’ Retirement Fund (EFR) of the City of Dallas. Natalie is responsible for the design and implementation of the overall investment strategy and policy for the Fund. She joined Dallas ERF in 2006 and has spearheaded efforts to fulfill new private equity, private real estate, global equity, master limited partnership (MLP), and opportunistic credit allocations of over one billion collectively. Natalie has led the effort to build the Next Generation Manager Program at ERF, allocating up to fifteen percent of the Fund to smaller, newer, and/ or minority and/ or women owned investment managers across all asset classes.
Her career in finance began in the mergers & acquisitions group in investment banking at J.P. Morgan in New York City where she specialized in real estate and media transactions. She later joined GE Equity, GE Capital’s private equity arm based in Stamford, CT, focusing on investments in both the healthcare and finance sectors. After graduate school Natalie worked in both global strategy and finance director roles at publishers McGraw-Hill in New York City, and Voyager Expanded Learning based in Dallas, Texas.
Natalie was a selected as a German Marshall Fellow in 2009, and as the recipient of the 2011 Rising Star of Public Funds Award from Institutional Investor News. She was selected as one of the Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty, and one of the highlighted 40 Under Forty Investment Officers in the financial publication aiCIO. Natalie served on the board of the Dallas Metropolitan YMCA and currently on the Advisory Board for the endowment of St. Phillip’s Academy in Dallas. Natalie also serves on the Board of Managers of the Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas.
Natalie holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania where she was a Robert A. Toigo Fellow, and a B.A. with honors from Spelman College.