Eric Upin

Interim Chief Investment Officer at Washington University in St. Louis

Eric Upin

Eric Upin

Interim Chief Investment Officer at Washington University in St. Louis

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Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis Investment Management Company
Stanford Management Company

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4360

Number of Boards

13

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Founder, Chairman & Managing Director at Makena Capital Management LLC

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Partner at Makena Capital Management LLC

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Senior Partner at Makena Capital Management LLC

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Co-Founder at Makena Capital Management LLC

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Director of Investment Strategy at Makena Capital Management LLC

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Benefit Plan Administrator at Makena Capital Management LLC

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Partner & Managing Director at Makena Capital Management LLC

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Partner & Chief Compliance Officer at Cordillera Investment Partners LP

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Former Executive Chairman, North America at Man Group PLC

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Chief Investment Officer at Washington University in St. Louis

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Eric Upin
Interim Chief Investment Officer at Washington University in St. Louis
Education
MBA
Class of 1989

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Bachelor's Degree in Economics
Class of 1983

The mission of Washington University in St. Louis is the promotion of learning — learning by students and by faculty. Teaching, the transmission of knowledge, is central to our mission, as is research, the creation of new knowledge. Faculty — composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions — serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care. The university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs.

Career History
Interim Chief Investment Officer
2017 - Current

The mission of Washington University in St. Louis is the promotion of learning — learning by students and by faculty. Teaching, the transmission of knowledge, is central to our mission, as is research, the creation of new knowledge. Faculty — composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions — serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care. The university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs.

Client Strategy Group
2009 - Current

Makena Capital Management manages funds based on an endowment-model investment approach that seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation with relatively low investment volatility and risk. The firm seeks to generate long-term, risk-adjusted returns and capital appreciation by investing in investment funds, investment partnerships, securities, and discretionary accounts across a broad range of marketable and alternative asset classes. Makena implements this strategy primarily by selecting and investing in investment funds, separately-managed accounts and other vehicles managed by third-party investment managers. The funds also directly purchase certain public securities. The funds are characterized by broad diversification across asset classes, strategies, geographies, and currencies. This investment approach incorporates the full range of asset classes, including private equity, real estate, natural resources, absolute return, tactical/hedged equity, global public equity, fixed income and cash. Investments may include publicly traded securities, securities traded over-the-counter, swaps, investment contracts, options, derivatives, debt instruments, futures, commodities, currencies, real estate, fixed income securities and private or restricted securities.

Director, Technology Research
Prior - 2005
Boards & Committees
Member, Investment Committee
Current

Makena Capital Management manages funds based on an endowment-model investment approach that seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation with relatively low investment volatility and risk. The firm seeks to generate long-term, risk-adjusted returns and capital appreciation by investing in investment funds, investment partnerships, securities, and discretionary accounts across a broad range of marketable and alternative asset classes. Makena implements this strategy primarily by selecting and investing in investment funds, separately-managed accounts and other vehicles managed by third-party investment managers. The funds also directly purchase certain public securities. The funds are characterized by broad diversification across asset classes, strategies, geographies, and currencies. This investment approach incorporates the full range of asset classes, including private equity, real estate, natural resources, absolute return, tactical/hedged equity, global public equity, fixed income and cash. Investments may include publicly traded securities, securities traded over-the-counter, swaps, investment contracts, options, derivatives, debt instruments, futures, commodities, currencies, real estate, fixed income securities and private or restricted securities.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

Bulger Capital Partners focuses on investments in growth companies within the technology-enabled services (business, information technology and communications), software and Internet sectors. They tend to invest in companies with revenues of $5 million to $50 million and EBITDA of $2 million to $10 million. The firm targets companies with defensible market positions and strong gross and/or operating margins. Bulger Capital Partners makes significant minority or majority investments of $5 million or more.

Political Donations
$2,000
2012

Former President of United States

$20K
2000

DNC Service Corp. operates a political party. It is an organization which raises fund for the Democratic Party which has been a part of the U.S. political landscape. The company plans the presidential nominating convention, promotes candidates from the local to the national level and sets the party platform. DNC Service was founded in 1848 and is located in Washington, DC.

$500
1996

Former Senator from South Dakota

Events
Speaker
Boston, MA, United States
2013 Alternative Investment Management Symposium

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Speaker
Seaport World Trade Center-Boston, MA
2013 Alternative Investment Management Symposium

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