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Trinity College: How to Make Our Institutions More Accessible

Posted by Commonfund on Aug 10, 2018

Topic: People

It is true that as the nation changes, so must higher education, and America is undergoing rapid demographic transformation. The students coming up the educational pipeline are the most diverse in American history, creating tremendous opportunity for colleges and universities to train and support these students — the future leaders of our nation. While higher education is abuzz with goals of cultivating greater access and success for historically underrepresented groups, many institutions still engage in practices that work against these goals. If we are truly going to open our doors wider, we can’t do so without transforming our own policies and practices.

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William Goetzmann Wins Award for Outstanding Research

Posted by Commonfund on Aug 7, 2018

Topic: People

Former Commonfund Trustee, Prof. William Goetzmann, the Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies and director of the International Center for Finance, has won the 2018 James R. Vertin Award for outstanding research from the CFA Institute Research Foundation.

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Two Senior Hires to Lead the Commonfund Institute

Posted by Commonfund on Jul 10, 2018

Topic: People

Commonfund, a prominent investment manager for endowments, foundations and public pension investors, today announced two new hires to the Commonfund Institute. Cathleen Rittereiser is joining as Executive Director and George Suttles as Managing Director. Ms. Rittereiser and Mr. Suttles will be responsible for leading the education and research activities of the Institute, which include conducting studies, publishing research and convening events to support long-term investors. Commonfund Institute is a highly respected, credible and unbiased source of data and insights that helps to advance the practices of institutional investors, while also supporting Communfund’s mission of providing ongoing research and education.

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Commonfund Leadership Changes

Posted by Commonfund on Jun 7, 2018

Topic: People

Commonfund, an asset manager for endowments, foundations and public pension investors with $25 billion in assets under management, announced today that its Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed Mark Anson as President and Chief Executive Officer to lead the firm, succeeding Catherine Keating, who will be leaving Commonfund at the end of the month and has accepted a senior position at BNY Mellon. Mr. Anson will continue to serve as the Chief Investment Officer and the Chairman of the Boards of Commonfund Capital Inc. and Commonfund Asset Management Company, Inc.

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Manager Spotlight: Ariel Investments

Posted by Commonfund on Mar 22, 2018

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy | Partners | People

Commonfund Chief Executive Officer, Catherine Keating, interviews Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments. This wide-ranging discussion covers topics such as Ariel’s investment philosophy and process, their current market outlook, as well as Mellody’s thoughts on diversity and her career experiences.

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Welcome to Commonfund

Posted by Commonfund on Feb 9, 2018

Topic: People

Commonfund is proud to introduce the new employees that joined the firm in 2017. They each come with different backgrounds and experiences that will enhance our diversity of ideas and contribute to the mission of the firm and, most importantly, to the missions of our clients.

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Catherine Keating Profiled in the Fall 2017 Issue of UVA Lawyer

Posted by Eric Williamson - UVA Lawyer on Nov 9, 2017

Topic: People

Catherine Keating Profiled in the Fall 2017 Issue of UVA Lawyer: “We want to manage our clients’ money the way they would manage it,” said Keating, who became the president and CEO of Commonfund in 2015. “That means every basis point matters, because that’s a basis point that they can spend on their missions.”

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Catherine Keating Delivers UVA Law’s 2017 Commencement Address

Posted by Commonfund on May 22, 2017

Topic: Governance and Policy | Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy | People

Catherine Keating Delivered UVA Law’s 2017 Commencement Address on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

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Catherine Keating to deliver Grad Address

Posted by Commonfund on May 16, 2017

Topic: People

The current president and CEO of the asset management firm Commonfund, whose client base consists mainly of nonprofits, Keating will deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2017 on May 21. She joined Commonfund in 2015, as just its fifth CEO in its 45 year history and its first female CEO, after overseeing more than $700 billion in client assets at JPMorgan.

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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 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 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 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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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 | People | Private Capital | Responsible Investing | Risk Management

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