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Investing in 2022 Will Be More Challenging, CalSTRS’ Ailman Says

Chris Ailman

Chris Ailman

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

The second-largest U.S. public pension fund’s chief investment officer is looking back at 2021’s lucrative environment with a touch of pessimism about what’s next.

“It’s going to be a challenging year,” said Chris Ailman of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System in a Bloomberg Television interview Friday. The S&P 500 probably won’t come anywhere close to matching the 27% advance it clocked in the past 12 months, he said. “Historically, I’d expect a very low single-digit year.”