Chris Tobe, CFA, CAIA is a leading supporter of index funds globally.  In the last few years he is best known as a national proponent for Public pensions using more index funds and fewer higher fee alternative investments.  Throughout his consulting career to both DC & DB plans he has been a proponent of low fee index funds and has worked with a number of plans on primarily S&P 500 Index mandates but has worked on customized indices as well as fixed income indices.  As a trustee and investment committee member of a public plan he supported a $2.3 billion allocation to equity indexes.   At AEGON he managed an $1 billion enhanced index annuity-based product for a dozen large DB plans such as Exelon, Florida Power & Light, McDermott, & Federated Department Stores  

He has published two articles on indexing, one of which is used in the curriculum for an investment consultant designation (CIMA).   He has given 5 conference presentations on indexing, 3 at the superbowl of indexing where he had many discussions with index luminaries like Jack Bogle and others.    

  • Guaranteed Enhanced Indexing – Its Simplicity and locked-in Alpha make it worth a look – Journal of Index’s 4th quarter 2003 Chris Tobe
  • Tracking Error- Assessing Index Fund Performance The Journal of Investment Consulting, Vol. 2, No. 1, Nov. 1999 Christopher Tobe> (Reprinted in CIMA readings 2000)
  • Mentioned as contributor to  – Real World Index Annuity Returns by Dr.David Babbel
  • Super Bowl of Indexing  December 2009 Phoenix
  • Social Investing in Index Funds  IMN- Frank Fabozzi’s Super Bowl of Indexing in December 99 Palm Springs
  • Indexing Choices-Using Tracking Error as the Benchmark- Opal Institutional Capitol Investing Forum September 27, 1999 Washington DC 
  • Tracking Error in Index Funds IRR Bermuda April 99
  • Tracking Error in Index Funds IMN- Frank Fabozzi’s Super Bowl of Indexing in December 98. Phoenix
  • Client Service/Product Manager for $1 billion Enhanced Index Plan used by a dozen large DB plans such as. Exelon, Florida Power & Light, McDermott, & Federated Department Stores  Director of Consultant Relations, educating consultants on stable value.