FWA 2014 Women of the Year Public Sector Honoree

Vicki Fuller

Vicki L. Fuller

Chief Investment Officer

New York State Common Retirement Fund



Vicki L. Fuller is chief investment officer for New York State’s $150 billion Common Retirement Fund. Under the direction of State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Fuller is responsible for developing and implementing investment strategies to ensure that the Fund remains one of the best-funded and best-managed public pension plans in the country. The Fund holds assets in trust for more than one million employees and retirees from state and local governments as well as public authorities.

Previously, Fuller was employed by AllianceBernstein, a global investment management company with assets totaling $478 billion. Over the course of nearly thirty years at AllianceBernstein, Fuller demonstrated successful investment strategies in her many capacities at the company. In her position as managing director, Fuller was responsible for business development, sales, and client services. As a result of varied absolute return, customized solution and global equity strategies, Fuller generated $1 billion in additional assets under management for the company.

Fuller has been named one of the most powerful African Americans on Wall Street by Black Enterprise. She has also received special recognition from the New York State National Association of Securities Professionals chapter. She has lectured extensively in the United States on issues of financial planning for young adults and business development for women of color.

She earned her MBA from the University of Chicago and her BSBA from Roosevelt University in Chicago.