Letter from Mark Schmid

Welcome to the University of Chicago’s Office of Investments.

We are not like most investment firms—the University and its affiliates are our sole client, and every action we take is to strengthen the future of this already stellar institution. Our top-tier investment professionals understand the significance of working for higher education, and the importance of our fiduciary responsibility to the University of Chicago.

Our office has six investment teams managing various specialized needs regarding the University’s $12 billion in investment assets, while an Investment Committee oversees decisions to ensure that our strategy adheres to the University’s best interests. Because we all have the same end goal, we’re able to seamlessly collaborate among ourselves, which leads to better relationships with managers and companies.

When we invest for the University, we’re investing in the University’s future. And just like the University of Chicago, our reach extends around the world.

I invite you to read more about our teams and contact us if you’re interested in working with us.

Mark Schmid
Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Office of Investments
The University of Chicago