Carolyn Patton joined TIFF in 2022 and serves as Head of Private Market Client Solutions and a member of the Senior Management Team. She has worked with institutional clients and consultants over her 25+ year career, managing relationships across the globe.
Prior to joining TIFF, Carolyn represented boutique firm, Sustainable Growth Advisers, based in Connecticut. She has worked 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, in senior strategy and distribution roles. Carolyn has lived and worked in London, England, Denver, Colorado, and currently resides in Radnor, Pennsylvania.
Carolyn served as President of the Association of Investment Management Sales Executives (AIMSE) where, in partnership with the TOIGO Foundation, she helped spearhead the creation of the AIMSE Scholarship program to promote diversity and inclusion within the asset management industry. She brings a broad perspective of investment markets and an understanding of the differing needs of institutional clients. Carolyn is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The University of Virginia.
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Nicholas Lam joined TIFF in 2022 as an analyst on the Private Market’s team, working across the firm’s primary fund commitments and PE direct investment opportunities.
Nicholas graduated from Bowdoin College, double majoring in Economics and Government/Legal Studies. He actively volunteers at the Jimmy Fund and Mid Coast Hunger Prevention. His favorite volunteer event is the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl, which is an ice-cream fundraiser held in Boston Common and Boston’s City Plaza raising money for cancer research.
In his free time, Nicholas enjoys travelling and reading. While travelling throughout Europe in college, Nicholas studied the effect of religion on Italian cultural norms and visited historical sites like the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica. Some of his favorite books include How to Lie with Statistics and Freefall, which began his interest in investing and risk management.
Lillian Li joined the Equity-Oriented investment team at TIFF in 2022. She performs investment research and participates in manager selection and monitoring, focusing on marketable equity-oriented assets across TIFF’s comprehensive portfolios. Lillian values TIFF’s mission to serve the nonprofit community and the opportunity to learn from good investors, including both TIFF colleagues and external partners.
Prior to joining TIFF, she was an investment banking analyst at Morgan Partners. She holds a BA in Mathematical Economics and Philosophy from Colgate University. Lillian is a member of 100 Women in Finance, a global network of professionals in the finance industry committed to empowering women in their careers.
Zhe joined TIFF in 2021 and serves as Managing Director of the Diversifying Strategies group. Zhe is responsible for evaluating and selecting a global portfolio of specialist managers investing in niche markets who have a competitive edge in their space. He and the team source investment ideas across numerous asset classes and implement an evidence-based investment approach.
Prior to joining TIFF, Zhe worked on the sell-side first covering Aerospace & Defense at Goldman Sachs then Software & Business Services at AllianceBernstein before becoming a Portfolio Manager of alternatives and long/short equity at Portland House Partners. Zhe holds a BS in Finance, Investment, and Banking from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a double major in Economics and is a CFA® charterholder.
Aanya Parikh joined TIFF in 2021 as an analyst on the Private Market’s team, working across the firm’s primary fund commitments and PE direct investment opportunities.
Before interning with TIFF in 2020, Aanya pursued a double major in Econometrics and International Relations at Brown University and earned her AB degree.