David Swensen is a renowned investor, philanthropist, and endowment fund manager. As Yale’s Chief Investment Officer, he is responsible for managing the university’s more than $30 billion endowment assets and hundreds of millions of dollars in other investment funds. Under his stewardship throughout the past thirty-two years, the Yale Endowment generated returns of 13.5% per annum, a record unparalleled among institutional investors. Prior to joining Yale, Swensen spent six years on Wall Street, where his work focused on developing new financial technologies.
He has won numerous awards including: