By Angela Miller-May, chief investment officer, Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund

My family drilled the value of education into me. I’m a first-generation college graduate because my family emphasised that education was a priority. For us, it was the path to success.

The work that I do now is my way of giving back to those who make that success possible for others. There are 88,000 active and retired Chicago teachers who rely on the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund. Bu...