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Tina Byles Williams
CEO and CIO and Founder at Exponance


Tina Byles Williams founded Exponance 20 years ago and has over 32 years of investment experience. She is the chief investment strategist and portfolio manager for the firm’s global equities product. As Chief Investment Officer, she chairs the firm’s Investment Committee, overseeing all investment strategy, manager search and disposition decisions. Ms. Byles Williams is widely regarded as a trailblazer in the field of identifying and investing with talented entrepreneurial investment management firms, many of which are minority and women-owned. Prior to founding Exponance, Ms. Byles Williams was a principal and senior consultant with the investment consulting firm WHP, Inc.

Before joining WHP, Ms. Byles Williams served as Chief Investment Officer to the City of Philadelphia’s $2.5 billion Board of Pensions and Retirement. Prior to her work with the Board of Pensions and Retirement, Ms. Byles Williams was Chief Investment Officer for the $300 million Philadelphia Gas Works Pension Fund.

Ms. Byles Williams is a recipient of several industry awards and sits on numerous boards. She is a board member of ICMA Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC), a provider of retirement services with over $50 billion under management and administration. She is also the former Chair of the Research Committee and is a board member of the National Women’s Business Council, a federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.Ms. Byles Williams is the chairman and driving force behind Exponance's philanthropic entity, A Good Measure Foundation, which provides financial literacy education to inner city youth and supports programs designed to empower impoverished or marginalized women or children in the United States and internationally.

Agenda Sessions

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