Tina Byles Williams is the founder, chief executive and chief investment officer of FIS Group. She is widely regarded as a trailblazer in the investment management business, particularly in identifying and investing in talented entrepreneurial investment management firms that are minority and women-owned. Prior to founding FIS Group, Ms. Byles Williams was a principal and senior consultant at WHP, Inc., the nation’s first, and formerly only, full-service minority pension investment consulting firm.
Before joining WHP in 1994, Ms. Byles Williams served as chief investment officer of the $2.5 billion City of Philadelphia Board of Pensions and Retirement. During her tenure, the Philadelphia Pension Fund had an annualized performance of more than 15 percent, saved more than $1 million per annum in fees to financial service providers, and increased the amount managed by minority firms by 337 percent.
Ms. Byles Williams also was the chief investment officer for the $300 million Philadelphia Gas Works Pension Fund and a financial analyst at Prudential Insurance Company, the New York City Finance Department and for U.S. Sen. Don Reigle in his role as a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee.