People

Summer Internship Program:
Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Commonfund on Sep 7, 2018

Topic: People

The 10-week Summer Intern program will provide exposure to the investment and financial world and an opportunity to work alongside asset management professionals with a range of experiences supporting client-related mandates.

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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 Commonfund 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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