Rockefeller University Names New Chief Investment Officer

Jan 20 2011 | 1:37pm ET

The Rockefeller University announced today that it has appointed Amy Falls as chief investment officer and vice president for investments. In her new role, which begins April 4, Falls will oversee the University’s Office of Investments and manage the institution’s endowment, which has an estimated value of $1.8 billion.

“Amy’s experience managing investments in the private sector coupled with her successful management of a nonprofit endowment will be crucial to continuing the scientific development of this institution,” said Paul Nurse, president of The Rockefeller University.

Falls is currently the chief investment officer for Phillips Academy (better known as Andover), which has endowment assets of nearly $800 million. As Phillips Academy’s inaugural CIO, Falls helped lead the effort to establish the Andover Investment Office – the first of its kind for a traditional independent secondary school.

Prior to Falls’ tenure as chief investment officer at Phillips Academy, Falls was a managing director and the global fixed income strategist for Morgan Stanley where she was a member of the Fixed Income Management Committee and the firm’s Global Asset Allocation Committee. At Morgan Stanley, Falls was responsible for assessing investment trends across interest rate, foreign exchange and commodities markets globally. Prior to that position, Falls ran Morgan Stanley’s Emerging Markets Research group where she was an Institutional Investor-ranked analyst and was the global high yield strategist. During this time Falls helped the firm and its clients navigate through two substantial emerging market crises in 1994 and 1998.

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