USM Foundation Hires New Director of Public Market Investments

The University System of Maryland Foundation is pleased to announce that Nathalie Cunningham has joined the Foundation as director of public market investments. As director of public market investments, Nathalie’s responsibilities include overseeing and monitoring the Foundation’s diversified investments in hedge funds, long-only strategies, index products, ETFs, derivatives and other liquid investments.

Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as partner, portfolio manager and director of research for Terrapin Asset Management, LLC, a New York City-based, multi-strategy hedge fund. 

USM Foundation President and CEO, Leonard Raley said “I am thrilled that Nathalie has joined us - she is a great addition to the USM Foundation staff. She will play a significant role in shaping our new investment strategy model.”

Added Chief Investment Officer, Sam Gallo, “Nathalie’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made her a key member of the investment management team. We are very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Nathalie’s caliber for the position, and I am pleased that she will be at the forefront of cultivating relationships with our public market managers and the institutions we serve.”

The USM Foundation engaged Charles Skorina & Company to conduct the search.

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