Kraus joins Strategic Investment Group as business development head

Strategic Investment Group has hired Nikki Kraus as global head of business development. Previously, Kraus worked at Hirtle Callaghan & Co. where she served as a director of institutional business.


ARLINGTON, Va., June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Brian A. Murdock, President and Chief Executive Officer, is pleased to announce that Nikki Kraus has joined Strategic Investment Group as the Global Head of Business Development. In this role, Ms. Kraus will be responsible for building new client relationships and driving the firm’s marketing strategy. “Our number one priority is to fulfill all of our client’s needs as their fiduciary partner,” said Mr. Murdock. “We are taking this opportunity to separate business development from our Relationship Management team to ensure an optimal focus on both serving clients and responding to new client inquiries.”

“Nikki is a dynamic addition to the company at an exciting stage of our growth and development,” Mr. Murdock continued. “She is a proven relationship builder and veteran of the OCIO industry, and will further enhance our successful sales strategy.”

Ms. Kraus was most recently Director of Institutional Business at Hirtle Callaghan & Co., where she attracted and serviced a broad range of clients. Before that she held various positions at SEI, where she rose to the position of Senior Platform Manager. Ms. Kraus is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a B.A. in English and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame.

About Strategic
Strategic Investment Group®, a pioneer in dedicated Outsourced CIO (OCIO) solutions since 1987, offers a comprehensive service platform for managing customized portfolios for institutional and private investors. Our proprietary process combines active portfolio management, rigorous risk management, and open architecture manager selection.

Strategic functions as our clients’ investment partner and co-fiduciary, effectively becoming an extension of their resources. Clients are then free to focus on their core missions, while we focus on providing the highly specialized portfolio management expertise that clients need to meet their investment goals. Depending on a client’s needs and preferences, Strategic can orchestrate the management of an entire portfolio comprising multiple asset classes; focus on specific asset classes, such as alternatives (e.g., hedge funds, real estate, and/or private equity) or international investments; or manage strategies with high potential for adding value (e.g., portable alpha through investor-friendly turnkey structures). Customized liability-driven investing (LDI) solutions, whether through an integrated total portfolio approach or a targeted long-duration strategy, are also available, as are solutions that address mission-related investment objectives.

We strive to build enduring partnerships with our clients by strengthening their investment programs through a dynamic, value-enhancing investment process, sound governance framework, and world class client service. Strategic’s mission is to empower investors through experience, innovation, and excellence.

Strategic had $37.5 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2015.