100WHF-Stanford PACS Conference 2012 Speakers

100 Women in Hedge Funds Stanford PACS Standford Social Review

A NEW ERA OF ALPHA AND ALTRUISM

Afsaneh Beschloss

President and Chief Executive Officer of The Rock Creek Group

Ms. Beschloss is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Rock Creek Group. Prior to this, Ms. Beschloss was the Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer of the World Bank, responsible for managing $65 billion in assets and a $30 billion funding strategy, as well as $160 billion in derivatives and structured products. In this position, Ms. Beschloss was instrumental in developing a $3 billion portfolio of alternative investment funds. Her previous responsibilities at the World Bank included Senior Manager of the Derivatives and Structured Products Group and Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager. Ms. Beschloss previously worked for J.P. Morgan in New York and London, for Shell International Group Planning in London, and she taught international trade at Oxford University. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ford Foundation, where she has chaired the Investment Committee. She is also on the Board and Investment Committee of the Urban Institute and World Resources Institute. She is also on the Investment Committee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She advises international pension funds and central banks and has written a number of journal articles and books. She holds an MPhil (Honors) in Economics from Oxford University.

 

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