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Mark Anson

Chief Investment Officer, Commonfund

Mark Anson joined Commonfund in January 2016 as Chief Investment Officer. He is responsible for overall client asset allocation, portfolio management, manager research and due diligence across equities, fixed income and hedge funds. Mark is a member of the Commonfund Capital, Inc. Investment Committee. Prior to joining Commonfund, he was Chief Investment Officer for the Bass Family Office. Previously, he was President of Nuveen Investments, a full service asset management firm. Prior to Nuveen, Mark served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer for Hermes Pension Management and for the British Telecom Pension Scheme. Prior to Hermes Pension Management and the British Telecom Pension Scheme, Mark was the Chief Investment Officer for CalPERS. Mark currently serves on the Executive Advisory Board of MSCI-Barra, The Investment Advisory Council of the UAW Pension Fund, The Law Board of Northwestern University School of Law, and the Board of Directors for the Chartered Alternative Investment Association. Mark earned a B.A. in Economics and Chemistry from St. Olaf College, a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, and a Ph.D. and Masters in Finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Mark earned the Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, Certified Public Accountant, and Chartered Global Management Accountant professional degrees, and is a Member of the Bar of the State of New York and the State of Illinois.