As sole trustee of the Hartford-based state pension funds, Mr. Wooden sees it as his job to ‘maximize the returns of the pension system while minimizing the risk.’ … Before being elected treasurer, Mr. Wooden was a partner at law firm Day Pitney LLP, where he led its public pension plan investment practice. He was also a member of the investment section of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys. Mr. Wooden's office will look to reduce its exposure to public equities while upping its exposure to fixed income.