Christianna Wood has over 30 years of experience managing institutional capital on a global basis in traditional and alternative asset classes. Currently, Wood is the chairman of the board of the Global Reporting Initiative based in the Netherlands, the leading standard setter of global sustainability reporting standards.
Previously, Wood was the CEO of Capital Z Asset Management, the largest dedicated sponsor of hedge funds, having sponsored 17 hedge funds totaling almost $7 billion. Wood was also the senior investment officer for the Global Equity unit of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), where she was responsible for over $150 billion in equity, bond and alternative assets.
Wood is also on the Boards of the H&R Block Corporation and the International Securities Exchange. Additionally, Wood is an independent director of Grange Insurance and The Merger Fund. Ms. Wood is a Trustee of Vassar College, serves on the Investment, Audit, Budget and Finance Committees and is Chairman of the Vassar College Trustee Investor Responsibility Committee.
Wood has an MBA in Finance from NYU and BA degree in Economics cum laude from Vassar College. She also attended the London School of Economics and University College, London.