Stable Value Consultants

Chris Tobe

Chris Tobe, CFA, CAIA

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Chris Tobe has over 25 years of institutional investment experience and has worked with multiple asset classes in public and private pensions as well as endowments & foundations.  He currently has his own firm: Stable Value Consultants, that does project work for public and ERISA plans and expert work for ERISA cases involving complex assets including stable value, target date funds, hedge funds and private equity.  He Served as a Trustee for the $17 billion Kentucky Retirement Systems from 2008-2012 in which they grew from a few hundred million in alternatives to over $500 million in hedge funds and a  $1 billion private equity program.  He has spent over 7 years as an regulator/auditor and legal expert on ERISA and asset management issues.   

Expert work in Stable Value, 401(k), target date funds, public pension investments. 
Investment Consulting working with Public and Corporate Pensions as well as Foundations and Endowments.

Experience in:Retainer and Project Investment Consulting, Expert Witness, Oversight of Investment Managers,Investment Policy Management, Asset Allocation,Private Equity & Hedge Funds and other Alternative Assets. Working with non-profit and public boards. Working on stable value in 401(k), 457 and 403(b).

Published over 30 Articles in publications sponsored by SVIA, HFMA, IFEBP, AGB, NACUBO, SACUBO Many public papers can be accessed on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) at:

Over 20 Conf.Presentations to groups including NAST, CASE-SIRF, NIF, ASF, CIEBA. Testified to DOL and SEC on Investment and ERISA issues.

Best selling author of "Kentucky Fried Pensions"

Quoted on Investments in Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, Barrons, CBS Marketplace, Plan Sponsor, Pensions & Investments.