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Wilton's Commonfund Names New Chief Investment Officer

Mark Anson
Mark Anson Photo Credit: Commonfund

WILTON, Conn. – Commonfund, an investment management company based in Wilton, has appointed Mark Anson as its new chief investment officer, effective in January.

"We are delighted to have an investor with Mark’'s track record and experience join the management team at Commonfund,”" said Catherine Keating, president and CEO of Commonfund. “"Mark has been an outstanding institutional investor throughout his career and has been both a leader and innovator across asset classes, particularly in alternative investing.”"

Anson is currently CIO of the Robert Bass Family Office. Previously, he has served as CIO of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and the British Telecom Pension Scheme and as president of Nuveen Investments. 

Anson said he is excited to join Commonfund. 

"It is a firm I have long admired for its innovation, investment leadership, and client stewardship in the nonprofit community,"” said Anson. “

At Commonfund, Anson will serve on the firm’s Operating Committee and will chair the Investment Policy and Asset Allocation Committees. 

Anson holds a bachelor's in chemistry and economics from St. Olaf College, a doctorate and master's in finance from Columbia University, as well as a law degree from Northwestern. He also holds CFA, CAIA, and CPA certifications.

He has published articles in journals and is the author of an important textbook for finance professionals. Anson has served on certification boards and on the New York Stock Exchange.

"I am grateful for the investment stewardship that Mark has provided to the Bass Family Office,”" said Robert Bass. “"The opportunity with Commonfund is a terrific one, and I wish him continued success as he returns to his roots in pension and non-profit investing.”" 

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