Tom Tull, CFA, is the chief investment officer for the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS). Previously, he was a founding partner of Gulfstream Global Investors, Ltd., an SEC-registered investment adviser specialising in international equity management that was sold to West LB of Germany in January 2001.
Tull is the former director, employee benefit fund investments for The LTV Corporation and also served as president of Western Reserve Capital Management, Inc., the pension asset management subsidiary of The LTV Corporation. In this capacity, he was responsible for the investment of a $1.2 billion retirement trust. This responsibility included the management of a $90 million international equity portfolio and the management of the outside investment manager relationships.
Prior to joining LTV in February 1983, he served for seven years as director, pension investments of The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company. He managed an in-house pension fund, introduced international investing and other diversification policies, and performed a variety of corporate duties. His investment career began in 1971.
While in the private sector, Tull provided his expertise to ERS as a member of the investment advisory committee to its board of trustees. He served in this role for 11 years before joining ERS as the director of strategic research, focused on developing ERS’ hedge fund program and further expanding its investment program.
Tull received a B.S. in Finance from Ohio State University and an M.B.A. from Xavier University, and is a CFA® charterholder. He also is a member of a variety of financial organizations. He is a U.S. Army veteran.

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