President and CEO, Commonfund
Catherine Keating joined Commonfund in 2015 as its fifth President and CEO. Founded in 1971, Commonfund is the leading asset manager focusing principally on nonprofit investors. Prior to Commonfund, Catherine was the Head of Investment Management Americas at J.P. Morgan, responsible for overseeing one of the largest providers of investment management services with more than $700 billion in client assets. In addition to her Investment Management responsibilities, she held several firmwide positions including member of the Executive Committee, the company’s senior leadership group, and was also previously the CEO of J.P. Morgan’s U.S. Private Bank. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Catherine was a Partner in the international law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. She is a frequent author and speaker on investment topics, and has been featured in interviews appearing in Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, Barron′s, The Financial Times, and Institutional Investor, among others, and has appeared on CNBC, Fox and Bloomberg TV. She has been named one of the Most Powerful Women in Finance and one of the Most Powerful Women in Banking by American Banker. Catherine is a member of the boards of Santander Holdings USA, Inc., the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, the Inner-City Scholarship Fund and the New York Women’s Forum. She also served for eleven years on the board of Villanova University, including two years as Chair. She earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. from Villanova University.