Risk Management

The Risk team, led by Mike Edleson, is responsible for the risk management of the endowment, and also evaluates and invests in volatility asset managers to mitigate the impact of adverse market conditions on the University.

We manage a comprehensive risk framework, building state-of-the-art investment risk/liquidity measurement and analysis solutions to support a rigorous investment decision process.  The Risk team identifies, measures, analyzes, monitors, synthesizes, reports, and manages the endowment's risk exposures and return drivers.

We partner with our other teams to design and effectively implement a risk-based investment approach to enhance risk-return, and manage a variety of risk issues and process improvements through the Risk Management Committee to facilitate governance.


Risk Management Team

Mike Edleson, CFA
Chief Risk Officer
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS, US Military Academy, West Point

David Warn
Senior Risk Manager
PhD, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
MSc and BSc, Imperial College (London)

Alex Reed, CFA, CAIA
Risk Specialist
MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
BA, University of Chicago