Continuing disruptions in the global markets have demonstrated the need for full-time and client-specific attention to institutional assets. Acansa has the team and resources to design and implement a complete OCIO function tailored to the individual needs of mission-oriented nonprofit institutions and endowments. We bring your institution the benefits of a fully-resourced, dedicated investment team without the expense and challenges of maintaining an internal investment office.
Non-profit institutions face a dilemma when reconciling increasingly sophisticated needs with the insufficiency of consultant services and the expense of an Investment Office. Consultants are not resourced to provide focused attention, continuous management, or accountable decision making and In-house investment offices are challenged to attract the right talent, and prohibitively expensive to resource. The right OCIO can offer the resources, customized service, and focused attention of a world-class investment team, without the burden or expense of an internal office.
Acansa was built explicitly to meet the needs of mission-oriented non-profit institutions - a full service investment team, led by proven, industry-leading CIOs and tailored to your specific objectives, operational requirements, and unique mandates. From responsive and accountable investment decision-making to bespoke operational support, Acansa delivers your institution an effective and responsive long-term Investment Team at a fee structure that will work for you now and in the future.
Mary leads Acansa and the investment management services we provide our clients. Mary is the former CIO of Emory University and founder of Emory Investment Management - a position she held for nearly 17 years. During her tenure, Mary sucessfully led the investment programs for Emory University’s endowment ($7 Billion), defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans ($2.3 Billion), operating bank ($1.5 Billion), hospital reserves, trusts, and insurance assets. She serves on the Board of the Woodruff Arts Center (Investment Committee) and the Robert Toigo Foundation (Audit Committee Chair). She is an advisor to the Zeist Foundation and an investment committee member for the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.
Todd leads the operations of the firm and its investment teams, including establishing world-class infrastructure, procedures, risk management, and data security. Todd has served as the COO of four companies including a venture capital firm, an RIA, and two technology companies. He also worked as principle staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and served 24 years in the Air Force Special Operations. Todd earned an M.S. in Strategy from the National War College, an M.S. in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Connecticut School of Business.
Working closely with the CIO, Steven leads investment strategy and research. As founder and Chief Executive Officer of a closely-held investment management firm based in New York and London, Steven directed the activities of a $1.5 Billion multi asset portfolio for over 15 years. From the firm’s inception in 2002, his responsibilities included the development and implementation of the firm’s investment strategy in the areas of real estate, energy and natural resources, industrial services, and infrastructure. Steven earned his M.B.A from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, J.D. (Honors) from The Florida State University College of Law, and B.A. from Washington & Lee University.
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