Chief Investment Officer
Tina Surh is the Chief Investment Officer of New York University, and is responsible for the design and implementation of investment policy and strategy for the University’s $3 billion Endowment. NYU’s Endowment portfolio is globally diversified and actively managed, and includes a substantial proportion of alternative investments. Ms. Surh also fulfills additional investment oversight responsibilities for several University sponsored plans and programs.
Ms. Surh joined NYU in early 2005 as the Director of Investments and was promoted to Deputy Chief Investment Officer in early 2008. She has led the Investment Office since mid-2009, building out of NYU’s investment organization and substantially developing all aspects of endowment management for the institution.
Ms. Surh came to NYU from Princeton University’s Investment Company. Previously, she was a direct private equity investor and a strategy consultant, beginning her career at Bain & Company.
Ms. Surh was elected to the Tufts University Board of Trustees in 2010. She also serves on the Tisch College Board of Advisors and on the Investment Committee for the Salvation Army. Ms. Surh has been recognized by the publishers of Institutional Investor News as a “Rising Star of Foundations and Endowments” and was honored by the publishers of Hedge Funds Review for “Outstanding Contribution to the Industry by an Institutional Investor”.
Ms. Surh graduated cum laude from Tufts University and earned her MBA from Harvard Business School.