TIFF Investment Management Appoints Jim Russo, CFA as a Director in the Member Strategy Group
Former Crewcial Partners executive joins TIFF to lend expertise to nonprofit clients
Radnor, PA — October 16, 2023 — TIFF Investment Management (“TIFF”), an asset management firm dedicated to delivering comprehensive outsourced CIO (OCIO) and private equity investment solutions primarily to endowments, foundations, and other charitable organizations, today announced that Jim Russo, CFA has joined the firm as a Director in its Member Strategy Group. Mr. Russo, with 35 years of asset management experience, will be responsible for managing member relationships and identifying custom asset allocation strategies best suited to each member’s needs.
Before joining TIFF, Mr. Russo was a senior investment consultant at Crewcial Partners, where he performed asset allocation modeling, manager due diligence, and spending policy analysis, as well as managing relationships with a wide range of nonprofit clients. Prior to his 15 years at Crewcial, Mr. Russo was Senior Portfolio Manager for Alliance Growth Equity at AllianceBernstein and in portfolio management and due diligence leadership roles at J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank and Asset Management businesses.
“A key part of TIFF’s mission is to develop targeted strategies that further the investment and mission objectives of members,” said Mr. Russo. “I am thrilled to join a team of dedicated professionals and look forward to partnering with TIFF’s members in pursuit of financial and organizational success.”
“In today’s market environment, the value of customized advice and investment services cannot be emphasized enough,” said Jessica Portis, Head of Member Portfolio Management and Services at TIFF. “Jim brings invaluable institutional experience in nonprofit client service to the Member Strategy Group, and we look forward to introducing him to our members.”
“We understand that our members expect strong investment results and equally strong service,” said Kane Brenan, CEO of TIFF. “Jim’s background in serving nonprofit institutions and his investment expertise bring incredible depth to TIFF’s Member Strategy Group and further reaffirms our commitment to providing first class advice and service 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 (clients) 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, 2023, TIFF manages approximately $8 billion, including committed capital, on behalf of our members.
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