James Herrington, CFA, CAIA
Private and Public Equity Investment Officer, West Virginia Investment Management Board
James Herrington is currently the Private and Public Equity Investment Officer at the West Virginia Investment Management Board (WVIMB), the state’s $18 billion pension fund. He is the Head of Public Equity, a position which involves manager selection and monitoring. And he is the Head of Private Equity, with direct responsibility for building the private equity portfolio, a new program when Mr. Herrington joined WVIMB in 2008.
Mr. Herrington started his investment management career in 1985, and graduated from business school in 1992. In his professional discipline, he has worked as a securities analyst, exclusively for the first seven years, a corporate credit analyst for a then top-ten international bank, as well as a private client and portfolio design manager for a then billion dollar AUM Registered Investment Advisory firm in New York City. In April 2002, he created his own company, Herrington Investment Solutions, Inc., which serves the individual needs of his clients, offering them strategic solutions, portfolio management, and financial planning.
Mr. Herrington earned his B.A. from Emory University, with full double majors in Economics and Political Science, and his M.B.A. from Georgia Tech, majoring in Investments. Originally from Pittsburgh, he graduated from Shady Side Academy. He holds a Paralegal Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh, and has graduated from the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) Institute.
Mr. Herrington volunteers with the ILPA, specifically the Education Committee. This group produces the curriculum and content for the annual conference, webcasts, and the ILPA Institute. He also currently serves as the co-leader of the CFA Society of Pittsburgh’s Endowments and Foundations Conference.
As a CFA Charterholder, Mr. Herrington is a member of the CFA Institute and its local society in Pittsburgh. Prior to that, he had been a member of the CFA societies in Los Angeles and Orange County, and was among the founding members of, and board member for, what was then known as the Southern Nevada society. Mr. Herrington was a member of the New York (City) Society of Securities Analysts for over ten years, beginning right after business school. In 2015, he completed the CFA Institute’s Continuing Education Program’s 10-year Milestone. Mr. Herrington has recently been named as the Secretary of the CFA Society Pittsburgh, a Board-level position.
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