National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

The Voice for Public Pensions

William F. Norris

Vice President
Permal Group
Chicago, IL

Bill Norris is vice president at Permal Group, where he develops relationships and investment solutions for public plan sponsors. Prior to joining Permal, he served as vice president of institutional sales at Wells Capital.  From 1995 until its acquisition by Wells Capital in 2003, he worked for Montgomery Asset Management where he was managing director of institutional sales.  His previous experience includes 25 years with several major investment banking firms of which 17 years he served as an officer and vice president at Kidder Peabody and Company in San Francisco. 

Mr. Norris has been a sponsoring member of NCPERS, the Massachusetts Contributory Retirement Systems (MACRS), the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, and the State and County Retirement Systems of California (SACRS) for over 20 years. 

He received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University and his master’s degree in business administration from Suffolk University in Boston. 



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