Managing Director, OCIO

Aug 13, 2017
Aug 15, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
About Commonfund

Commonfund is an investment management firm serving the institutional market with a particular focus on the nonprofit and public sectors including endowments, foundations, health care organizations and other mid-sized institutions. Commonfund was founded in 1971 with a two-part mission: to create investment solutions for nonprofits that previously did not have the scale and access to the best managers, and to create educational programs that would bring current best investment practices to institutional investors of all sizes and segments. Commonfund has changed and grown dramatically over the years, expanding both its investment solution offerings and the client segments served. Today, Commonfund manages close to $25 billion for over 1,300 institutions with a focus on three primary activities: Outsourced solutions; alternative investment strategies (hedge funds and private capital); and research and advice on a variety of investment and governance topics through the Commonfund Institute. Commonfund's website, provides a more detailed overview, including its role and mission statement.

Ideal Candidate: Will possess an investment background preferably in non-profit investment management with knowledge across asset classes; have a deep investment expertise in at least one area of investment management; will have been responsible for investment management of one or more large portfolio(s); and, will possess skills to help close outsourcing business opportunities. Must possess the ability to manage a Committee meeting, facilitate discussion and aide in decision making.

  • Perform Chief Investment Officer function for non-profit institutions including policy formulation, asset allocation recommendations, portfolio construction, tactical rebalancing, specialized analysis, and portfolio management, evaluation, analysis and oversight of client portfolios.
  • Contribute to the constant improvement of Commonfund's OCIO business in an evolving and competitive marketplace.
  • Work with all members of the Solutions group and Investment Teams to share best practices and mentor secondary contacts on accounts.
  • Work collaboratively with Investment, Asset Allocation and Sales teams across Commonfund to deliver investment solutions for clients.
  • Increase Commonfund visibility within market segment through industry and association presentations and participation; Share responsibility to increase assets under management and revenues to Commonfund; and assist in planning sales activities to create business opportunities and participate as content expert.
  • Manage quarterly reporting process, including overseeing client performance calculation and written analysis. Conduct month-end portfolio reviews and rebalance client portfolios, taking into consideration liquidity needs, risk and return objectives and client preferences.
  • Use analytic tools to educate and emphasize Commonfund's consultative sales approach for new and existing client organizations, such as WPA; The Flux Capacitor, and Commonfund Benchmarks Study to Perform Comparative Asset Allocation Studies. Generate asset allocation recommendations for current and prospective institutions by using same models.
  • Bring a bright attitude and sense of fun into the OCIO team.