Christopher Rowlins

Managing Partner & Senior Consultant

Chris is a Managing Partner and Senior Consultant at Fiduciary Investment Advisors, LLC (FIA) and provides strategic investment consulting services to corporate, non-profit, and governmental retirement plans. He joined FIA in 2010 and has been advising institutional clients for over 20 years. Chris has a wide range of expertise in investment strategies and pension risk management strategies for corporate defined benefit plans. Chris is a member of FIA’s Investment Committee.

Prior to FIA, he was President and Senior Investment Strategist for USI Advisors, Inc., a Goldman Sachs Capital Partners Company. He also served as an Investment Analyst with the City of Hartford, Connecticut Treasury Office, where he was responsible for investment manager due diligence for the City’s $900 million pension plan, 457 plan and related trust portfolios. He was recognized as one of the Most Successful Retirement Plan Advisers by PLANSPONSOR Magazine in 2007. In 2010 he was named to 401kWire’s list of the 300 Most Influential Advisors in Defined Contribution. Chris is a frequent speaker and panelist on pensions and defined contribution plans.


  • Boston University, BA

Outside Activities

  • Board of Directors – Riverfront Recapture
  • Investment Committee Member for The Village of Families and Children
  • Member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
  • Member of the Connecticut Public Pension Forum (CPPF)

Speaking Engagements and Publications:

  • Webinar – The Impact of the Recent Market Downturn on Municipal Pension & OPEB Plans (May 2020)
  • Speaking Engagement – Pensions & Investments Pension Risk Strategies Summit (October 2018)
  • Speaking Engagement – Pensions & Investments Liability Driven Investing Conference, Holistic Pension Risk Management (September 2017)
  • Speaking Engagement – Pensions & Investments Liability Driven Investing Conference, Chicago & NYC (December 2016)
  • Speaking Engagement – Public Funds Summit East, Role of Consultants (July 2016)
  • White Paper – Corporate Pensions: Understanding the Landscape, Tackling Challenges (April 2016)
  • Speaking Engagement – NEA’s Business Management & Executive’s Conference, Investment Trends & Effective Governance for Fiduciaries (May 2015)
  • Speaking Engagement – DCIO Market Forum, Trends in Investment Products for DC Plans (June 2014)
  • White Paper – Corporate Pension Funding Improves (September 2013)
  • Speaking Engagement – GASB Statement 67/68 on Financial Reporting for Pension Plans (September 2013)
  • Speaking Engagement – PLANSPONSOR National Conference, Corporate Pension De-Risking (June 2013)
  • Publication Interview – PLANSPONSOR Magazine, Hitting the Target (June 2013)
  • White Paper – Pension Funding Declines, Despite Strong Capital Market Results (June 2013)
  • White Paper – The Pension Risk Transfer Landscape (November 2012)
  • White Paper – Congress Passes Bill with Pension Funding Relief (August 2012)
  • Webinar – Is Your Pension Keeping You Up? (June 2012)
  • Publication Interview – Bloomberg, Savers Flood Stable Value Funds May Have Limited Access (September 2011)
  • White Paper – Stable Value Stabilized but Challenges Persist (April 2011)

Personal Interests

Attending son and daughter’s sporting events, world history, ice hockey, and fishing

Contact Information

Email Chris
Phone: 860.697.7446