James Andrus

United States
Job Title:
Investment Manager

James Andrus is an Investment Manager in Global Equity. CalPERS’ is the largest public pension system in the United States with approximately $350 billion in global assets.  James leads the legal and regulatory financial market agenda focused on data and corporate reporting transparency.


He is a member of the Disclosure and Transparency Committee of International Corporate Governance Network.  Prior to joining CalPERS in 2014, James served as a Corporate Partner at the law firm K&L Gates where he formed alternative investment funds and led mergers and acquisitions in the technology and gaming industry. While at K&L Gates, James also served as the President of the King County Bar Association representing more than 14,000 lawyers in Seattle/King County.  James began his legal work as a Finance Associate with Mayer Brown in Houston and  began his professional career as a Quartermaster Captain in the United States Army.


In community service, James served on the Board of Pioneer Human Services for 9 years.  Pioneer is a $100,000,000 social entrepreneurship organization and operates companies that assist people with criminal histories in productively returning to society.  He also served on the Board of Governors of the Central Washington Business School.


James is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law in 1995 and the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1987.