Carolyn Patton, CFA Appointed Head of Private Market Client Solutions

TIFF Investment Management Appoints Carolyn Patton, CFA as Head of Private Market Client Solutions


Radnor, PA—November 16, 2022 — TIFF Investment Management (“TIFF”), an asset management firm dedicated to delivering comprehensive OCIO services to endowments, foundations, and other charitable organizations, today announced that it has hired Carolyn Patton, CFA as Head of Private Market Client Solutions. Based in TIFF’s Radnor, Pennsylvania headquarters, Ms. Patton will work alongside the investment team optimizing the role of Private Market investments in member portfolios, conducting a holistic analysis of TIFF’s Private Markets solutions, and developing implementation strategy, including portfolio customization.

Ms. Patton joins TIFF in this newly created role from Sustainable Growth Advisers, where she spent nearly three years as Director of Business Development. In addition to working with boutique organizations throughout her 25+ year career, Ms. Patton previously worked in senior strategy and distribution roles at some of the leading investment management firms in the industry including Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Janus Capital Group, Turner Investments, and Deutsche Asset Management.

“TIFF is a mission-based organization that works alongside our nonprofit members to help them meet their investment needs,” said Ms. Patton. “I am proud to join a team of talented professionals who are dedicated to providing exceptional investment counsel to enable charitable organizations, endowments, and foundations to fulfill their missions.”

“In today’s dynamic financial markets, it’s incredibly important to understand our members’ investment goals,” said Brendon Parry, Head of Private Markets at TIFF. “Carolyn brings a deep strategic background to the team. Her extensive institutional experience will be immensely beneficial to TIFF members considering customized approaches to their Private Markets programs.

“TIFF was founded with the goal of allowing smaller nonprofits access to the same investment strategies and premier managers as their larger and better-resourced peers. Our Private Markets offering is differentiated by a targeted and nimble approach, focused on access to exceptional managers and investing in the lower end of the market, both of which we believe are key components for generating alpha,” said Kane Brenan, CEO of TIFF. “Carolyn brings to our team years of institutional client solutions experience. Her expertise will allow us to continue to provide, in our view, best-in-class Private Markets advice and solutions to our members.”

About TIFF Investment Management
TIFF is an asset management firm dedicated to delivering comprehensive outsourced CIO (OCIO) and private equity investment solutions to primarily endowments, foundations, and other charitable organizations. Our primary objective is to enhance investment returns for our members while also optimizing their costs and reducing their administrative burden.

For over 30 years, TIFF has strived to be the nonprofit community’s most trusted investment partner. We specialize in providing investment solutions that help our members fulfill their mission and achieve their financial goals. We offer two primary solutions for our members – comprehensive advisory solutions, and more specialized asset class specific solutions.

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Are Investors Back to Bonds?

Are investors back to bonds? It’s been a historically bad year for the bond markets. But with valuations in the tank thanks to the Fed’s interest rate hikes, and new securities becoming available at attractive yields, investors may finally be ready to test the fixed-income waters again.

Trevor Graham, Managing Director – Equity-Oriented Strategies at TIFF Investment Management, an outsourced chief investment officer firm, said the team is considering allocating more capital to the bond market as rate hikes continue — a reversal of the firm’s investment strategy from just a few months ago. In June, TIFF replaced some of its fixed-income allocation with hedge funds whose mandate is similar.

Read the full article: When Bonds Stopped Doing Their Job, Investors Searched for Alternatives. Now the Pendulum Is Swinging Back

Bridget Fraser Appointed Director, Member Strategy

TIFF Investment Management Appoints Bridget Fraser as Director, Strengthening its Member Strategy Group

TIFF continues to grow its investment and advisory practices with its latest senior hire

Radnor, PA—October 26, 2022 — TIFF Investment Management (“TIFF”), an asset management firm dedicated to delivering comprehensive OCIO services to endowments, foundations, and other charitable organizations, today announced that it has hired Bridget Fraser as a Director of the Member Strategy Group. Based in New York, Ms. Fraser is responsible for managing and maintaining relationships with current and prospective clients, including advising them on the right investment approach for their organization.

Most recently at Goldman Sachs, Ms. Fraser spent 20 years there working in business development and relationship management with institutional clients. Prior to Goldman, Ms. Fraser led U.S. Derivatives Sales for North and South America at Macquarie Bank and also held roles in commodity derivatives at Bankers Trust Company and Bankers Trust Australia Limited.

“TIFF is acclaimed industry wide for their mission-driven investment solutions that help clients achieve their financial objectives,” said Ms. Fraser. “I am thrilled for the opportunity to bring my investment and client-relationship experience to support members’ pursuit of financial goals in a way that aligns with their mission.”

“In the current market environment, members are focused on ensuring that their investment strategy is delivering toward their investment objectives. Customization is growing in importance for our members,” said Jessica Portis, Head of Member Portfolio Management and Services at TIFF. “Bridget’s deep understanding of the markets will be immensely beneficial to TIFF’s current and prospective members as they navigate near-term stresses and preserve the ability to meet their organizations’ long-term goals.”

“We understand that our members are pursuing high quality service and investment acumen,” said Kane Brenan, CEO of TIFF. “Bridget adds incredible depth, knowledge, and experience to our growing the member-facing team. Her expertise in OCIO investments and client service reflects TIFF’s commitment to expanded advice and service.”

About TIFF Investment Management
TIFF is an asset management firm dedicated to delivering comprehensive outsourced CIO (OCIO) and private equity investment solutions to primarily endowments, foundations, and other charitable organizations. Our primary objective is to enhance investment returns for our members while also optimizing their costs and reducing their administrative burden.

For over 30 years, TIFF has strived to be the nonprofit community’s most trusted investment partner. We specialize in providing investment solutions that help our members fulfill their mission and achieve their financial goals. We offer two primary solutions for our members – comprehensive advisory solutions, and more specialized asset class specific solutions. As of June 30, 2022, TIFF manages approximately $8 billion, including committed capital, on behalf of our members.

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Fixed Income Could Be Due for a Comeback

Kane Brenan, TIFF’s CEO, is cited in the October 5, 2022 issue of Institutional Investor article, “Fixed Income Could Be Due for a Comeback – As Long as Market Conditions Are Right.” Kane is quoted on discussing his thoughts around the tides turning for fixed income and the success of private markets over the past few years.

Fixed Income Could Be Due for a Comeback – As Long as Market Conditions Are Right

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