About Andrew M Silton

Andrew M Silton
Retired Money Manager
Chapel Hill, NC

Until 2012 Andy provided business and investment advisory services to a variety of asset managers including: real estate, hedge funds, private, equities and fixed income.  He has done several restructurings, managed deal teams, revamped marketing materials, and participated on management and investment committees with his clients.

From 2002-2004, and again in 2005 Andy acted as the Chief Investment Advisor to the State Treasurer of North Carolina, providing oversight and management of the retirement and short-term funds of the State of North Carolina consisting of approximately $68 billion in assets.

From 2000-2002, Andy provided advisory services to mutual funds, investment management firms and banks.  Projects included mutual fund mergers, securities valuations, business planning, investment strategy and due diligence.

Andy was on the board of managers of Piedmont Investment Advisors  (2006-2011); and the North Carolina Supplemental Retirement Board (2009-2010).  He still serves as an advisor to the North Carolina Educational Foundation (2005) and is a member of the Management Oversight Committee for Deutsche Bank Real Estate Opportunity Fund 1  (2004).

Prior to moving to Chapel Hill in 2000, Andy was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Asset Management Division of Legg Mason, and President and Chief Investment Officer for TradeStreet Investment Associates, a wholly-owned investment subsidiary of NationsBank.   He was an investment strategist and portfolio manager for Shields Asset Management and Director of Research for First Albany Corp.  He began his professional career as Counsel for the Office of Development Planning in New York for Governor Hugh Carey, and Executive Director of the Council for Fiscal and Economic Priorities for Governor Mario Cuomo.

He has taught investments as an Adjunct Lecturer at Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina and shareholder value for Duke Corporate Education.

Andy has a JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a MA in Public Policy from Duke University and a BA in history from the State University of New York at Binghamton.


  1. Re: Standing up to the gun madness. Do you have any suggestions on how to efficiently find investment vehicles (mutual funds, etc) that do not invest in the guns and ammo business?
    Estelle V.

    1. There are quite a few socially sensitive mutual funds that ban or restrict investments in weapons. You might look at Calvert, Domini, Ariel or Pax. Also Vanguard has a socially responsible index. You might want to check these fund families out on Morningstar

  2. Who are the other three states among the four you mention in your recent op-ed?

  3. The other states are NY, CT and MI