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Commonfund Hires Deborah Spalding as Investment Officer

Posted by Commonfund on Feb 7, 2017

Topic: Industry Knowledge People

Commonfund, a prominent investment manager for endowments, foundations and public pension investors, is pleased to announce that Deborah Spalding will be joining as Managing Director & Investment Officer effective February 21, 2017. Ms. Spalding will be responsible for providing asset allocation recommendations, portfolio oversight and analysis, and managing the tactical rebalancing of client portfolios.

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Betting on the Megatrends:
Thematic Investing

Posted by Commonfund on May 23, 2016

Topic: Investment Strategy People

Commonfund President and CEO Catherine Keating was a panelist at the 19th annual Milken Institute Global Conference on May 2, 2016. The panel was entitled, “Thematic Investing and Portfolio Strategies: Betting on the Megatrends”.

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Thematic Investing:
Betting on the Megatrends

Posted by Milken Institute on May 23, 2016

Topic: Industry Knowledge Investment Strategy People

View Commonfund President and CEO Catherine Keating on a panel entitled, “Thematic Investing and Portfolio Strategies: Betting on the Megatrends” at the 19th annual Milken Institute Global Conference on May 2, 2016. The panel was moderated by Stephen Foley, U.S. Investment Correspondent of the Financial Times, and included an impressive group of asset management thought leaders...

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Shaping the Future of Responsible Investment

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 27, 2016

Topic: Investment Strategy People Responsible Investing

Commonfund CEO and President Catherine Keating was a panelist at the PRI 10-year Anniversary Conference & Dinner in New York City. The panel, entitled “Is responsible investment ready to impact the world?” was moderated by Michael Wursthorn, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal.

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Education Reimagined:
Khan Academy

Posted by Commonfund on Mar 15, 2016

Topic: Industry Knowledge People

Sal Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, high-quality education to “anyone, anywhere” in the world. A former hedge fund analyst with degrees from MIT and Harvard, Khan is also the author of The One World School House, which explores the potential impact of the web as a teaching tool. With 6,000 instructional videos, 100,000 practice problems, and 10,000,000 unique users per month, Khan Academy is rethinking the world of education. In this Commonfund Forum 2016 session, Mr. Khan provides insight into the history and the evolution of Khan Academy and how we can rethink education.

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Keating to keynote at AGB Forum

Posted by Commonfund on Dec 23, 2015

Topic: People

Commonfund President and CEO, Catherine Keating, is slated as keynote at the upcoming AGB Foundation Leadership Forum. The Forum will be held January 24 - 26, 2016 at the Terranea Resort in Los Angeles, California.

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Commonfund Hires Mark Anson as Chief Investment Officer

Posted by Catherine Keating, President and Chief Executive Officer, Commonfund on Oct 29, 2015

Topic: People

Commonfund Hires Mark Anson as Chief Investment Officer: A letter from Catherine Keating, President and CEO of Commonfund

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Commonfund Announces Chief Investment Officer

Posted by Catherine Keating, President and Chief Executive Officer, Commonfund on Oct 28, 2015

Topic: People

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Anson as Commonfund's Chief Investment Officer. Mark is currently CIO of the Robert Bass Family Office. Previously, he has served as CIO of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and the British Telecom Pension Scheme and as President of Nuveen Investments.

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Commonfund Names Ellen Blix Managing Director, Institutional Sales and Relationship Management

Posted by Commonfund on Oct 15, 2015

Topic: People

Ellen Blix joins Commonfund as Managing Director of institutional Sales and Relationship Management.

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Catherine Keating on Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®

Posted by Commonfund on Jul 27, 2015

Topic: Industry Knowledge People

Catherine Keating on Worldwide Business with kathy ireland talks Commonfund history and where we are now.

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Commonfund names Celeste R. Barone as Chief Financial Officer, Commonfund Capital, Inc.

Posted by Commonfund on Feb 26, 2015

Topic: People

Commonfund names Celeste R. Barone as Chief Financial Officer, Commonfund Capital, Inc.

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Commonfund names Jack H. Foster, JR. as Managing Director, Private Equity Specialist

Posted by Commonfund on Feb 9, 2015

Topic: People

Commonfund names Jack H. Foster, JR. as Managing Director, Private Equity Specialist

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Commonfund bolsters investment and risk teams with two key additions

Posted by Commonfund on Jan 12, 2015

Topic: People

Commonfund bolsters investment and risk teams with two key additions.

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John Griswold receives Sarah Daignault Award for his outstanding support of independent schools

Posted by Commonfund on Jan 1, 2015

Topic: People

John Griswold receives Sarah Daignault Award awarded for his outstanding support of independent schools

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Commonfund names Catherine M. Keating as new Chief Executive Officer

Posted by Commonfund on Dec 8, 2014

Topic: People

Commonfund, the leading investment manager for not for profit investors, has named J.P. Morgan executive Catherine M. Keating as Chief Executive Officer,

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Commonfund Opens Toronto Stock Exchange

Posted by Commonfund on Aug 1, 2014

Topic: People

Commonfund Opens Toronto Stock Exchange.

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Commonfund CEO to Step Down

Posted by Commonfund on Jun 24, 2014

Topic: People

In a letter from Robert Litterman, Chair of Commonfund Board of Trustees he writes "As Chair of the Commonfund Board of Trustees, I am writing to inform you that Verne Sedlacek will be stepping down as Commonfund’s President and CEO after 11 years. We have begun an executive search for his successor and I am pleased that Verne will remain in his current role throughout the search process, selection and subsequent transition period, which is expected to take as much as 6-12 months."

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They dig plants at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 3, 2014

Topic: People

Hundreds of thousands of plant species are scattered all over the earth, but if the plant world had a headquarters it might be the Fort Worth, Texas home of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®). Founded in 1987, BRIT is an international scientific research and learning organization focused on deepening knowledge of plants and the value they contribute to life. BRIT’S research has led to the discovery of new plant species, as well as new uses for plants in agricultural, economic, environmental, medical and social fields.

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Posted by Commonfund on Jan 5, 2014

Topic: Asset Allocation Equities Fixed Income Governance and Policy Hedge Funds Industry Knowledge Market Commentary Operating Assets Outsourced Investing Partners People Private Capital Quant Strategies Responsible Investing Risk Management

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