Washington, DC, February 28, 2014 — The Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM), a national non-profit dedicated to the advancement of Asian American & Pacific Islanders in the field of investment management, extends its condolences to the family and friends of Joe Dear, Chief Investment Officer of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.

“Joe was a committed leader and trusted steward of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System,” said AAAIM Board Co-Chair Ginger Lew. “His public service throughout his career in Washington D.C., Washington State and California are an inspiration to us all. Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife and two children as well as the entire CalPERS organization who are feeling this loss.”

In recognition of Mr. Dear’s long and successful career and life, members of AAAIM’s leadership will be making donations to the Joseph A. Dear Memorial Scholarship Endowment. Those interested in learning more can visit http://evergreen.edu/give/scholarships.html#JoeDear.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Chris Chan at 202-304-0408 or email at chris.chan@aaaim.org.