Garcia, Dominic

2019 NIPF Sessions

  • Fireside Chat: Case Study of an Innovative Plan (I&P)
  • Defining Goals and Measuring Results: Benchmarking/Performance Monitoring (I&P)

Additional Information

Dominic Garcia
CIO, New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association

Dominic Garcia serves as Chief Investment Officer for the New Mexico PERA, a $16 billion pension system that serves over 90,000 members and provides over $1.1 billion in annual benefits. At New Mexico PERA, Dominic has led the effort to integrate a risk-based approach, separating Alpha and Beta in its investment philosophy, which has helped the system produce strong risk adjusted returns and exceed benchmarks. Dominic is a native of New Mexico and began his allocator career over 15 years ago at New Mexico PERA as a Deputy CIO and came back home to re-join the system in 2017 as CIO. In between, for nearly a decade, Dominic served on the Investment Committee and as a Senior Alpha Manager at the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB). Dominic has been a speaker at numerous industry events and he and his teams’ have received numerous industry-wide awards recognizing their innovative work. Dominic was also named 40 under 40 for three consecutive years by industry publications. Dominic is a member of the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Impact Investing Committee and a member of the Managed Funds Association (MFA) Institutional Investor Advisory Council. Dominic has degrees from the University of New Mexico and University of Chicago and lives in an old adobe home in Santa Fe, NM with his wife and three children.