Mark J. Franke

Managing Director, Private Equities at MacArthur Foundation

Mark J. Franke

Mark J. Franke

Managing Director, Private Equities at MacArthur Foundation

Biography

Mark Franke is the Managing Director of Private Equities, a portfolio with current commitments of approximately $1 billion, since 1999.

Franke started his career with the Foundation in January 1989 as an Analyst in Real Estate, initially working on the undeveloped land portfolio for two years and then on developed properties for two years as a Real Estate Representative. From 1993 to 1995, he was an Analyst in Private Equity. Then from 1996 to 1998 Franke oversaw the domestic equity portfolio and, in 1998 and 1999, assisted in the development of the alternative marketable strategies portfolio.

Franke received a B.S. in finance, graduating with honors, from the University of Illinois. He became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 1998 and is a member of the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago.

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1952

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1

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Class of 1988

UIC is a major research university offering the cultural, business and entertainment opportunities you can only find in a world-class city. As one of the top 200 research-funded institutions in the world, UIC faculty discover the things that others teach. Choose from 15 academic colleges including the UIC College of Medicine-the largest in the nation-which educates one in six Illinois physicians. With nearly 2,574 instructional faculty members, there is one faculty member to every 11 students, which allows for a more personal learning experience. What's more, 75 percent of tenured faculty members teach undergraduate courses and 83 percent of full-time instructional faculty have earned a PhD or equivalent. But it's not all work and no play at UIC... Our 16,911 undergrads and 10,669 graduate and professional students make up one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. Whether living in residence halls, near campus or commuting, you'll find there's always something interesting going on, from social events, clubs, sororities and fraternities, to two state-of-the-art fitness centers, and more-not to mention everything Chicago has to offer just minutes away. And at UIC, we take our sports seriously. The UIC Flames compete in 18 NCAA Division 1 sports and have won a total of 38 conference championships. There's a wide range of intramural teams and sports clubs for students to join.

BS in Finance with Honors

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state (after Illinois State University), and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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CFA Society Chicago, aims to lead the investment profession by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence; to shape an investment industry that serves the greater good; and to serve as the premier local resource for Chartered Financial Analyst designees, candidates, other investment professionals and our communities. Founded in 1925, CFA Society Chicago has more than 4,200 members and is the world's oldest investment analysts' society.

Career History
Managing Director, Private Equities
1989 - Current

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a grant making institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition. The Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, helps strengthen institutions, helps improve public policy and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Awards & Honors
1998
CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
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