Chief Investment Officer, City of Albuquerque, NM
Chris Daniel is the Chief Investment Officer for the City of Albuquerque. He is responsible for liquidity management and portfolio investment of over one billion dollars in cash assets, derived from all City Departments and Governmental Funds. Chris has been employed by the City for 16 years. At the City, Chris initially served as Assistant Treasurer, followed by an assignment as Manager of the City’s PeopleSoft ERP Program. In 2014 Chris became CIO, and soon after he embarked on creating and implementing a strategic asset allocation approach for public funds investing, a strategy that Chris believes will be the future industry standard.
Chris began his career as a Video Journalist with CNN, then after obtaining his MBA spent several years in Corporate Finance with Verizon, followed by telecommunications consulting before moving to New Mexico. Chris was Controller for the New Mexico Student Loans agency before joining the City in 2006.
Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina and an MBA – Finance from Georgia State University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP). Chris serves on the GFOA Executive Board. He is Past President of the Government Investment Officers Association, and past President of CFA Society New Mexico.