Andy Ward

Andy Ward

Vice President & Chief Investment Officer

Welcome from our CIO

Hello and welcome to the website for the University of Chicago’s Office of Investments.

The Investment Office manages the University’s endowment under the guidance of the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees. Our work protects and grows the endowment assets of the University to support its mission of inquiry and academic excellence.

Unlike most investment firms, the University and its affiliates are our sole clients. The investment professionals in our office understand the significance of working for higher education and the importance of our fiduciary responsibility. When we invest for the University of Chicago, we are investing in the institution’s future and continued impact around the world.

Our office is comprised of six internal teams that manage the University’s $14 billion in investment assets: public markets and absolute return, private equity, real assets, strategy, risk, and investment operations. Together, we thrive on innovation and actively source investment opportunities.

I invite you to explore our team’s work and to contact us if you are interested in working with our office. Thank you.

Our Team

Matt Auxier, CFA

Matt Auxier, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity

Prakhar Bansal, CFA

Prakhar Bansal, CFA

Assistant Vice President, Managing Director of Strategy

 

Dan Boduch, CFA

Dan Boduch, CFA

Associate Portfolio Manager, Private Equity

Michael Cameron, CFA, CIPM

Michael Cameron, CFA, CIPM

Risk Specialist

Kate Carder

Kate Carder

Assistant Vice President, Managing Director of Real Assets

Qixin Chen

Qixin Chen

Senior Analyst, Investment Operations

Colleen Dove

Colleen Dove

Operations Administrator

Anne Fleck

Anne Fleck

Executive Assistant

Jeremy Heer, CFA, CAIA

Jeremy Heer, CFA, CAIA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Strategy

Matt Hill

Matt Hill

Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity

 

Paige Hinchey

Paige Hinchey

Analyst, Investment Operations

Andrew James, CFA

Andrew James, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Public Markets/Absolute Return (Equity Focus)

George Jekner

George Jekner

Programming Specialist

Jinny Lee

Jinny Lee

Associate Portfolio Manager, Private Equity

Loryn J. Mischke

Loryn J. Mischke

Senior Manager of Investment Operations

Patrick O’Hara, CFA

Patrick O’Hara, CFA

Assistant Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, Pensions

Emily Patel

Emily Patel

Manager, Investment Analytics and Reporting

Alex Reed, CFA, CAIA

Alex Reed, CFA, CAIA

Portfolio Manager, Risk

Christopher Rosemeyer, CFA

Christopher Rosemeyer, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Public Markets/Absolute Return

 

Elisabeth Roth, CFA

Elisabeth Roth, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager of Public Markets/Absolute Return (Credit Focus)

Joanna Rupp, CFA

Joanna Rupp, CFA

Assistant Vice President, Managing Director of Private Equity

Zayn Saifullah

Zayn Saifullah

Investment Operations Analyst

Jason Sensat, CFA

Jason Sensat, CFA

Manager of Technology

Kristin Staffeldt

Kristin Staffeldt

Associate Portfolio Manager, Real Assets

Matthew H. Stone, CFA

Matthew H. Stone, CFA

Assistant Vice President, Managing Director of Public Markets and Absolute Return

 

David Warn

David Warn

Assistant Vice President & Chief Risk Officer