Kathy Freeman Company’s Leadership Q&A Series is an ongoing set of interviews with investment industry leaders from Asset Management, Brokerage, Wealth Management, Investment Consulting, and Fintech. This series was launched in celebration of Kathy Freeman Company’s 25th anniversary. It is designed to provide perspective from key industry influencers about the evolution of their market segment over the years, projections on opportunities and challenges ahead, and leadership insights gained throughout their successful careers.
Sam Austin, Partner – Public Funds – NEPC
Sam Austin has more than 30 years of experience in financial services. In 2017, Sam transitioned his career from asset management to institutional consulting. He joined NEPC, one of the industry’s largest, independent, full-service investment consulting firms, as a Partner in its West Coast Public Funds practice. NEPC serves more than 350 clients with $1+ trillion in combined assets. Prior to NEPC, Sam was a Senior Vice President and Investment Committee member at FIS Group. Earlier in his career, he held various leadership positions with Virtus Investment Partners, Barclays Global Investors and Bankers Trust.