Shop Talk: A Conversation with Marsha Vande Berg
Dr. Marsha Vande Berg is CEO of the Pacific Pension Institute(PPI), a nonprofit educational organization based in San Francisco that assists pension funds, corporations, financial institutions and endowments worldwide with carrying out their fiduciary responsibilities, especially with respect to Asia and the Pacific region. Alex Eidlin, managing director, Asia, and associate publisher of The Letter – Asia Pacific, recently spoke with Dr. Vande Berg about the evolution and mission of PPI.
How did you get involved with Pacific Pension Institute?
I was invited to interview for the position after my predecessor, Diane Mayers, announced her retirement. At the time, I was working with a small group of investors, doing research, conducting seminars and writing white papers on business and industry issues plus publishing a newsletter. So the work at PPI seemed like a natural segue. My ba