Ben Schuman, CFA is a Portfolio Manager at the Employee’s Retirement System of Texas (ERS), focused on domestic small- and mid-cap equities. Ben also oversees the Environmental, Social, and Governance efforts for the approximately $30 billion pension fund, which have largely been educational and exploratory to date. Prior to managing the internal SMID fund, Ben spent four years as an analyst focusing on the Global Energy Sector at ERS. Prior to ERS, he spent about 10 years as a sell-side research analyst, covering sectors within technology, renewable energy, and oil & gas. Ben is a CFA charter holder and has a bachelor’s degree from University of Oregon.