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Speaker's Biography:

Mark Baumgartner
Chief Investment Officer, Institute for Advanced Study

Mark Baumgartner is chief investment officer at the Institute for Advanced Study, an endowment supporting a community of scholars in Princeton, New Jersey. Prior to joining IAS, he served as director of asset allocation and risk at the Ford Foundation, and managing director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management's Global Portfolio Solutions Group. He was also a portfolio manager at two hedge funds, Quantal Asset Management, a quantitative long /short market neutral fund, and Strategy Capital, a fundamental long /short equity hedge fund. Prior to Strategy Capital, he worked with The Boston Consulting Group, specializing in corporate venturing, M&A, and strategy development. Mark sits on the board of The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF), and is a trustee and a member of the Investment Committee for the YMCA Retirement Fund. He received a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and a certificate in public policy from Princeton University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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