Liza Crisafi

Retired Chief Investment Officer

Liza is the retired Chief Investment Officer of the San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System. She was responsible for investment oversight, setting investment policy, asset allocation and implementation and grew the fund from $5 billion to over $10 billion during her tenure. Her 40-year career in investments began in South Bend, IN., at St. Joseph Bank and Trust and she spent 14 years in Chicago at U.S. Bank, SCI Capital Management, and the Chicago Trust Company managing corporate and individual investment portfolios.

Liza has a B.A. in Art History from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. She serves on the Philanthropy Committee and the Juliette Gordon Low Society Committee for Girl Scouts San Diego. She sits on the Investment Committee for the San Diego Foundation and the Advisory Board for the Brandes Center at the University of California at San Diego. She has also recently been elected to the Board of the San Diego City Retired Employees Association and been appointed Treasurer.

She received the Thanks Badge from Girl Scouts San Diego in 2021 and was awarded the 2015 Investor Intelligence Award for excellence in Private Equity and the 2016 U.S. Investment Management Award for Small Public Pension Plan.