DCALTA Appoints StepStone’s Chris Yau to Board


New York—January 7, 2019

StepStone Group, a global private markets firm, today announced that Christable Yau has been appointed to the board of Defined Contribution Alternatives Association (DCALTA)—a non-profit organization that educates the community on the benefits of including alternative investments within a defined contribution framework.

Ms. Yau, a managing director in StepStone’s New York office, says, “It’s an exciting time to be working with the DC community. Historically, there weren’t a lot of options for DC plans that wanted to capitalize on the return and diversification benefits that private markets can offer. Today, there are more solutions that can accommodate the liquidity and pricing requirements DC plans face.”

In a recent white paper, StepStone analyzes many of these new products, including replication strategies, target date funds, and collective investment trusts.

As the DC industry has evolved, interest in private markets has grown. DCALTA was created to help bridge the information gap. DCALTA’s president and founder Jonathan Epstein says, “The members of our board come from an array of backgrounds, covering not only the DC industry, but also different disciplines within private markets. Chris’s experience working across multiple asset classes will ensure our board delivers solutions that help plan sponsors make private markets part of their strategic asset allocation.”

Other firms providing strategic guidance to DCALTA include: Northern Trust, Neuberger Berman, and Cambridge Associates. Additional information regarding DCALTA’s mission and leadership can be found at http://www.dcalta.org.

About StepStone Group

StepStone is a global private markets firm providing customized investment and advisory solutions to some of the most sophisticated investors in the world. With more than US$250 billion of total asset allocations, including US$46 billion in assets under management, StepStone covers the spectrum of opportunities in private markets across the globe. The firm uses a disciplined, research-focused approach to prudently integrate fund investments, secondaries and co-investments across asset classes.

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