Mark Anson, PhD, CFA, CAIA

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer

Mark Anson is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of the Commonfund and Chair of the Boards of CF Private Equity and Commonfund OCIO. Previously, he was the President and CIO for the Bass Family Office, President and Global Head of Investment Management at Nuveen Investments, CEO and CIO for the British Telecom Pension Scheme (BTPS), CEO of Hermes Pensions Management, CIO of the California Public Employees' Retirement System. Mark is currently a Trustee and Chair of the Investment Committee of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust. He serves on the Law Board of the Northwestern University School of Law, Board of PanAgora Asset Management and Board of the Toigo Foundation. Mark earned a B.A. in Economics and Chemistry from St. Olaf College, a Ph.D. and Masters in Finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, all with honors. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Pension Fund Management from Plan Sponsor and the CAIA Leadership Award from the CAIA Association, and is the only person to serve on the Board of Governors for both the CFA Institute and the CAIA Association. Mark has earned the CFA, CAIA, CPA, and CGMA professional degrees, and he is a Member of the Law Bar of New York and Illinois.


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