Dennis J. Santos

Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Dennis has over 20 years of investment experience.  He leads OIS’ investment function and as such has overall responsibility for the taxable and tax-exempt investment programs.  Before joining OIS, Dennis served as Head of Investment Manager Research- Global Fiduciary Solutions (“GFS”), the outsourced CIO business of State Street Global Advisors, where he built and led a 10-person team across three offices that constructed portfolios and managed accounts for 35 clients with $130 billion in discretionary assets. In addition, Dennis served as one of three Investment Committee members responsible for investment decisions across the 100+ person GFS team. Prior to that, Dennis had a variety of leadership, research, and trading roles at firms including GE Asset Management, UBS Investment Bank, BGC Partners (part of Cantor Fitzgerald) and Evaluation Associates, LLC.

Dennis also sits on the Investment Advisory Committee for the University of Minnesota’s Office of Investments and Banking, overseeing the endowment and other pools of capital for the university, and is a member of the Investment Advisory Council of the Minnesota State Board of Investment.

Dennis, a Boston native, received his BA in International Economics from Suffolk University and his MBA from Bentley College.

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