Biography

Ted is the Vice Chairman & Head of Strategic Partnerships at Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM). He is also a member of the Investment Management Operating Committee, Co-Chair of the Sustainable Investing Council, and Senior Sponsor of MSIM’s Diversity Council. Before joining Morgan Stanley in 2019, Ted served as the Chief Investment Officer at California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). From 2007 to 2014, he held various leadership roles at CalPERS including interim Chief Investment Officer and Senior Investment Officer of Real Estate and Real Assets. From 2002 to 2006, he served as the Chief Deputy Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer at the California State Treasurer's Office. Ted has also held positions in both the private and public sectors, including real estate development and in environmental management with the U.S. Department of Energy. He began his career at Latham & Watkins as an attorney in the real estate division. Ted's past board affiliations include the U.S. Real Estate Roundtable and the Pension Real Estate Association and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s Investor Advisory Group and is on the Alliance for Southern California Innovation's Advisory Council. He received a Bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, with honors, in comparative literature from Dartmouth College and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia.
 
 
 

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