Meketa Investment Group said Sept. 28 that Paola Nealon joined the firm as a senior vice president. Nealon was previously an investment officer at Oregon State Treasury.
BOSTON and PORTLAND, OR September 28, 2017 – Meketa Investment Group, a global investment consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Paola Nealon recently joined the firm as a Senior Vice President. Ms. Nealon serves as a consultant for Taft‑Hartley, endowment and public fund sponsors, and her consulting work includes investment policy design, asset allocation modeling, fund performance analysis, and asset class education.Ms. Nealon is based in Meketa’s Portland, Oregon office, which has seen steady growth since its opening in 2014.
“Paola is a talented and hard-working professional who brings many years of relevant Plan Sponsor, investment research and consulting experience to Meketa,” said Mika Malone, Managing Principal, Meketa Investment Group. “We are thrilled to have Paola join our team and are confident that she will be a valuable asset to our clients.”
“Meketa is a firm that I have respected and closely followed for many years and I am honored to be a part of such a knowledgeable and collaborative team,” said Ms. Nealon. “I am excited to begin working with our clients to help them achieve their respective investment objectives.”
Paola Nealon Biography
Paola Nealon has over 12 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining Meketa, she was an Investment Officer at Oregon State Treasury, which manages investment portfolios for various state agencies, including the $75 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (OPERF). Previously she served as a Portfolio Manager at Northern Trust, where her duties included providing U.S., international and emerging markets program solutions for defined benefit plans, endowments and foundations. Ms. Nealon began her career at Russell Investments, where she was responsible for evaluating U.S. equity managers.
Ms. Nealon graduated with a BA from Colgate University and received her MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University.
About Meketa Investment Group
Founded in 1978, Meketa Investment Group is an employee-owned, full service investment consulting and advisory firm. As an independent fiduciary, the firm serves institutional investors in discretionary and non‑discretionary roles. The firm consults on more than $500 billion in assets for over 150 clients. For more information, please visitwww.meketagroup.com.