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About Tyson Pratcher

In 2007, Tyson Pratcher helped create the NY State Common Retirement Fund's Emerging Manager Program, which focused on investing with smaller and newer asset managers. The program also focused on identifying high-performing MWBE managers. The program was one of the first in the country to create an investment program focused on emerging managers, in each asset classs. In recognition of his work, Tyson Pratcher was inducted into the NY Chapter of the National Association of Securities Professionals ("NASP") Hall of Fame. NASP was founded in 1985 to promote the inclusion of women and people of color in the financial services industry.
In 2011 he was promoted and now oversees the $7 billion hedge fund strategy, as well as the $5 billion opportunistic strategy, at the NY State Common Retirement Fund.

Active in his community, Tyson Pratcher co-founded the Harlem Jets, Inc., a nonprofit group that offers afterschool tutoring, high school placement and several competitive athletic teams. Mr. Pratcher serves as chairman of the board for the organization, which supports more than 500 children. Among its notable accomplishments, the organization has facilitated private school admission for several students in such institutions as Choate Rosemary Hall, the Berkshire School and Brooklyn Poly Prep.

Tyson Pratcher was also an inaugural member of the Carnegie Council Young Leaders Program and a founding Board Member of Apple Partners in Education. Additionally, Tyson is on the Milken Institute's Global Capital Markets Advisory Council.

Work experience

May 2015Present

Director of Absolute Return Strategies

NY State Common Retirement Fund
Jan 2003Mar 2006

Deputy State Director

Office of U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton


Aug 1993Aug 1997


Hampton University