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Margot Wirth

Director of Private Equity
California State Teachers' Retirement System


Margot Wirth is the Director of Private Equity at the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). In this role, she oversees a private equity portfolio with over $40 billion of total investment exposure (NAV plus unfounded commitments). Since joining CalSTRS in 2001, she has been involved in making over $65 billion in private equity commitments (including over 500 fund investments totaling over $60 billion in commitments and over 100 co-investments approaching $5 billion in commitments).

Prior to joining CalSTRS, Ms. Wirth  was a  valuation consultant for Pricewaterhouse Coopers Valuation Services (and its predecessors) in New York and San Francisco. (This PwC practice later became the nucleus of the Duff&Phelps valuation practice). She was also previously a residential real estate developer in the Washington D.C. suburbs.

Ms. Wirth holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

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100 Waterfront Place, MS - 4
West Sacramento California 95605-2807
United States