Janet Handley

Former Investment Director at The Texas A&M Foundation

Janet Handley

Janet Handley

Former Investment Director at The Texas A&M Foundation

Biography

Chair UTIMCO Audit and Ethics Committee
Member UTIMCO Policy Committeee
Member Texas A&M Legacy Society
Member Texas Wall Street Women
Member Greater Texas Foundation Investment Committee
Former Vice President for Investments Texas A&M Foundation
Investment Committee Advisor Society of Petroleum Engineers
Former Member Venture Capital Advisory Council-Commonfund Capital

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Senior Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer at UTIMCO

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Managing Director-Private Equity at UTIMCO

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer at UTIMCO

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Deputy Chief Investment Officer at UTIMCO

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Corporate Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at UTIMCO

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Managing Director-Real Return at UTIMCO

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Managing Director-Risk Management at UTIMCO

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Managing Director-Fixed Income at UTIMCO

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Managing Director-Public Equity at UTIMCO

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Managing Director-Hedge Funds at UTIMCO

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Janet Handley
Former Investment Director at The Texas A&M Foundation
Education
Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, summa cum laude
Class of 1975

Texas A&M University (A&M or TAMU) is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas, United States. It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System, the fourth-largest university in the United States and the largest university in Texas.Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution reflects a broad range of research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. The school ranks in the top 20 American research institutes in terms of funding and has made notable contributions to such fields as animal cloning and petroleum engineering.

Career History
Investment Director
2001 - Prior

The Texas A&M Foundation is a nonprofit organization that exists for the benefit of Texas A&M University. As the primary academic fundraising institution for Texas A&M, the foundation inspire's philanthropy to support this unique American institution and share in its promising future.

Information Systems/Information Technology
Prior

Shell Oil Co. manufactures petrochemicals and distributes gas and oil products. The company was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Director, Equities Portfolio
1993 - 2001
Boards & Committees
Member, Venture Capital Advisory Board
Prior

Commonfund Capital offers investment funds and services to qualifying non-profit organizations including educational institutions, foundations, healthcare organizations and other mission-based and public benefit nonprofits and their pension plans.Commonfund offers their investors a series of pooled investment funds, each of which has its own investment objectives, policies and strategies. The firm offers investors the opportunity to diversify their investment portfolios across asset classes and investment strategies. For each fund, Commonfund's advisory affiliates identify investment strategies, allocate portfolio assets among these strategies, select investment managers within each strategic category, allocate portfolio assets among the investment managers and monitor manager performance on an ongoing basis. The firm's investment philosophy is based on the principle that active management adds real value over passive approaches on a portfolio basis over market cycles. Their active management approach includes strategically underweighting (relative to the investors long-term equilibrium policy portfolio) those asset classes and sectors where capital is plentiful, prices are rich and the expected return is not commensurate with the risk and similarly overweighting those assets where capital is scarce, prices are cheap and there is less risk relative to the expected return.Commonfund executes their investment philosophy through a multi-strategy, multi-manager approach. They begin with an analysis of the public and private global investment markets which is updated on a quarterly basis. The firm then establishes a series of macro and micro investment themes. From those themes, they design or review their portfolios and then select or replace sub-advisors that are the most capable of fulfilling their investment objectives. This process seeks to take advantage of secular shifts and market cycles generally covering 3 to 5 five year periods and to realize value from pricing and valuation anomalies, generally 1 to 3 year opportunities. When the opportunities to be compensated for market risk are slight, Commonfund adopts a more defensive approach and when market conditions reward risk they are more opportunistic and aggressive. Commonfund does not rely on market timing. Investment decisions are always within the long term policy guidelines they have established for their funds.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

University of Texas Investment Management Co. (UTIMCO) invests the endowment and operating assets entrusted to them primarily through internal mutual funds, each with distinct time horizons and unique risk and return characteristics. The firm allocates the assets in the internal mutual funds to internally and externally managed portfolios in accordance with approved asset allocation policies. UTIMCO's investment approach focuses on investments in a broadly diversified portfolio of equity, fixed-income and real assets across global markets using a long-term investment horizon. To earn above market returns, UTIMCO also invests in several asset categories that are characterized by complex, illiquid, and mispriced securities where proprietary information and sophisticated investment strategies offer the opportunity for value-added returns. These assets typically provide returns which have a low correlation with those of the more traditional exchange-traded equities and fixed-income securities and offer the additional advantage of reducing overall risk. These investments include hedge funds and private investments including venture capital, buyouts, growth equity financings, real estate and natural resources related opportunities.

Member, Investment Committee
Tenure Unconfirmed

In 1957, the organization was officially founded as SPE, a constituent society of AIME. SPE became a separately incorporated organization in 1985. Our history begins within the American Institute of Mining Engineers (AIME). AIME was founded in 1871 in Pennsylvania, USA, to advance the production of metals, minerals, and energy resources through the application of engineering. In 1913, a standing committee on oil and gas was created within AIME and proved to be the genesis of SPE. The Oil and Gas Committee of AIME soon evolved into the Petroleum Division of AIME as membership grew and as interest among the members was more clearly delineated among the mining, metallurgical, and petroleum specializations.

Events
Speaker
Boston, MA, United States
2012 Institutional Investor Institute Endowments and Foundations Roundtable

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