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Investment Office

The Investment Office is responsible for the day-to-day management of the University’s
Endowment Fund and manages the Fund in accordance with NYU’s Investment Policy
as adopted by the Board of Trustees. (The Investment Office does not manage the
University’s real estate holdings, retirement plan assets, charitable giving vehicles, or
other gifts which have certain investment restrictions.)

NYU’s Endowment Fund provides a permanent source of capital and support to the
University’s mission and programs. The portfolio is managed by professional investment
staff (the NYU Investment Office) and utilizes a broadly diversified roster of external

The Fund seeks to maximize a long-term real rate of return commensurate with the risks
appropriate to an investment portfolio that maintains a total-return investment philosophy,
a generation-neutral spending policy and an infinite investment horizon. Active
management and diversification are fundamental elements of NYU’s investment
approach which seeks to achieve superior risk-adjusted performance to that available
solely through passive indices.

Contact Us

NYU Investment Office
55 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-992-7908
Fax: 212-995-3980

Frequently Asked Questions

NYU Investment Office Staff

Kathleen E. Jacobs Chief Investment Officer
Jeff Rathgeber Director of Investment Operations
Cynthia Nascimento Director of Investments
Vaughn Hamlet Associate Director of Investment Operations
Paul Cotter Senior Investment Analyst
Paige A. Smith Investment Analyst
Malcolm Boyd Operations Analyst
Marie Birman Budget & Operations Manager
Thida Sam Administrative Manager
Ava Nelson Administrative Coordinator


Kathleen E. Jacobs
Chief Investment Officer
(212) 998-2922

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