The Investment Advisory Board is a consultative body that provides feedback on investment strategy and portfolio management of the Cambridge University Endowment Fund (CUEF) to the Chief Investment Officer and investment team of University of Cambridge Investment Management (UCIM), the company that manages the CUEF.

The Investment Advisory Board is appointed by and consults with the Cambridge University Endowment Trustee Board (CUETB), which represents the University as trustee of the Endowment Fund.

The Investment Advisory Board is comprised of external, voluntary members, who have significant investment experience and deep knowledge across the full range of asset classes.

The University Vice-Chancellor, Chief Financial Officer, the Chair of the CUETB, CIO of UCIM and Chair of UCIM also attend Investment Advisory Board meetings.

Sarah Fromson (Chair)

Sarah Fromson.

Sarah has over 35 years’ experience in the investment management industry including numerous senior Risk Officer roles.

She is currently a Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of asset management firm Arrowstreet Capital; Chair of JP Morgan’s £400 million-plus Global Emerging Markets Income Trust; Chair at venture capital trust Baronsmead Second Venture Trust; and a Trustee Director of the Wellcome Trust Pension Plan and that of its subsidiary Genome Research. She is also Chair of the Investment Committee of Capital Generation Partners, a high net worth family wealth management office and a Non-executive Director of Quilter Investors.

Sarah has an MA in Natural Sciences from Girton College, Cambridge and an MSc (Distinction) in Management from London Business School.

Suranga Chandratillake

Suranga Chandratillake.

Suranga is a General Partner at Balderton Capital. He was previously an entrepreneur and engineer. Suranga was the founder and CEO of blinkx, the intelligent search engine for video, a company he led for eight years and took public. Before blinkx, Suranga was an early employee at Autonomy Corporation, where he ultimately served as the company’s US Chief Technology Officer in San Francisco.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, serves on the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology and was granted an OBE for his services to technology and engineering.

Suranga read Computer Science at the University of Cambridge.

Jim Garman

Jim Garman.

Jim is head of EMEA Alternatives and co-head of Real Estate within Goldman Sachs Asset Management. In this role, he is responsible for the oversight of EMEA Alternatives as well as implementation of the division’s real estate investment strategy.

Andrew K Golden

Andrew K Golden.

Andrew K. Golden has served as president of the Princeton University Investment Company (“Princo”) since January 1995. Golden joined Princo from Duke Management Company, where he was an investment director. Prior to that, he was a senior associate in the Investments Office at Yale University.

Golden holds a BA in philosophy from Duke University and an MPPM from the Yale School of Management. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. He served as a founding member of the Investors’ Committee of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets and was previously a member of the Board of Directors of the NAB Asset Corporation, a publicly-traded commercial loan workout specialist.

He currently serves on fund advisory boards for several hedge fund, private equity and venture capital managers.

David A Novak

David A. Novak.

David A Novak is Co-President of private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), and is based in London. He joined the firm in 1997 and is responsible for CD&R’s European business and is a member of the firm’s Executive and Investment committees. Prior to CD&R, he worked at Morgan Stanley in the private equity and investment banking divisions.

David currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American School in London, is a member of the Amherst College Board of Trustees, and on the Board of the Valerie Fund, which supports children with cancer and blood disorders. He is also an Advisor to Ahren Innovation Capital.

David holds a BA in Economics from Amherst College and is a graduate of Harvard Business School.

Mark Slater

Mark Slater.

Mark is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Slater Investments, a specialist UK equity fund manager he co-founded in 1994.

The company manages money for institutional, high net worth and retail investors. Mark and the funds managed by Slater Investments have won many industry awards. Mark has served on the boards of four public companies and a number of private companies. He has also served on the investment committees of two prominent families, one since 1997 and the other since 2012.

Mark read History at the University of Cambridge.

Kristen Weldon

Kristen Weldon.

Kristen is Global Head of Sustainable Investing, BlackRock Alternatives.

Prior to BlackRock, Kristen’s roles include Global Head of ESG and Impact Investing at Partners Capital and a Member of Executive Group at Louis Dreyfus Company, where she was responsible for early-stage venture investing and forming strategic downstream partnerships. From 2004 to 2017, Kristen was on the hedge fund (BAAM) investment team at Blackstone, culminating in the role of Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of London. Prior to joining Blackstone, Kristen worked at JPMorgan in both New York and London on the corporate swaps and commodity derivatives desks.

Kristen holds a degree in finance and international business from Georgetown University and a Masters of Science in Leadership and Strategy (Sloan Fellows) from London Business School.