Michael G. McCaffery

Founder, Chairman & Managing Director at Makena Capital Management LLC

Michael G. McCaffery

Michael G. McCaffery

Founder, Chairman & Managing Director at Makena Capital Management LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Stanford Management Company
RS Investment Management Co. LLC
Robertson Stephens & Co.

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1815

Number of Boards

40

Birthday

1954

Age

65

Number of Awards

1

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Co-Founder at Makena Capital Management LLC

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Partner at Makena Capital Management LLC

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Managing Director at Makena Capital Management LLC

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Managing Director at Makena Capital Management LLC

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Interim Chief Investment Officer at Washington University in St. Louis

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Partner & Managing Director at Makena Capital Management LLC

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Managing Director at Credit Suisse AG

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Partner & Chief Compliance Officer at Cordillera Investment Partners LP

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Partner at Cordillera Investment Partners LP

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Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer at Makena Capital Management LLC

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Michael G. McCaffery
Founder, Chairman & Managing Director at Makena Capital Management LLC
Education
MA, Rhodes Scholar

Merton College is one constituent colleges of the University of Oxford.

MBA

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is a professional public policy school at Princeton University. The school has granted undergraduate A.B. degrees since 1930 and graduate degrees since 1948. The School of Public and International Affairs, as it was originally named, was founded at Princeton in 1930, created in the spirit of Woodrow Wilson's interest in preparing students for leadership in public and international affairs.

BA

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

MA Unknown

Oxford is a collegiate university, consisting of the central University and colleges. The central University is composed of academic departments and research centres, administrative departments, libraries and museums. The 38 colleges are self-governing and financially independent institutions, which are related to the central University in a federal system. There are also six permanent private halls, which were founded by different Christian denominations and which still retain their Christian character.

Career History
Founder, Chairman & Managing Director
2005 - 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.

President & Chief Executive Officer
2000 - 2006

Stanford Management Co. manages the majority of the Stanford University's endowment assets through the Merged Endowment Pool (MEP), which is a diversified portfolio of actively managed financial and real estate assets. SMC, with assistance from its board, actively manages the endowment, while remaining committed to a consistent long-term investment strategy. The MEP portfolio is constructed on a foundation of modern portfolio theory and strategic asset allocation and is tested through the rigors of state-of-the-art risk management techniques. The portfolio is designed to optimize long-term returns, create consistent annual payout to the University's operating budget and preserve purchasing power for future generations of Stanford faculty and students.The Absolute Return portfolio is constructed to provide returns that are substantially uncorrelated to the equity and bond markets. The portfolio includes quantitative and fundamental equity hedge fund strategies, emerging markets, distressed debt, fixed income relative value and multi-strategy arbitrage funds.Driven by appreciating commodity prices, the Natural Resources portfolio holds a diverse portfolio of managers in the oil, gas, energy and timber industries.Stanford's endowment historically has had a substantial commitment to Real Estate. The strategy of overweighting real estate investments is based on SMC's experience in real estate development and management of University lands. The portfolio includes direct investments in commercial and residential real estate development, limited partnership positions in real estate opportunity funds and publicly traded REITs. SMC prefers to invest in real estate assets outside of the San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Clara County to provide economic diversification and seismic risk mitigation. The MEP's global Real Estate portfolio creates returns through value-added activities and the demand for well-positioned assets.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
1993 - 2000

RS Investment Management Co. provides investment advice to separately managed accounts and pooled investment vehicles across a range of investment strategies and styles. The firm offers value strategies, growth strategies, emerging markets, and international developed markets. In addition, RS Investments oversee the management of various fixed income strategies and a natural resources strategy (offered through the RS mutual funds). Sub-advisers manage the day-to-day investment programs of these strategies.

Boards & Committees
Trustee
Current
Member, Advisory Board
Current
Director
Prior - 2008

Savvian LLC provides investment banking and advisory services. The investment bank serves growth companies through its merger and acquisition advisory and capital market financing services. It covers industries including the technology, media, communications, healthcare, business services, financial technology and consumer commerce sectors. Savvian is located in San Francisco, CA.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $2,499
2006

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes.

$500 - $999
2006

MercyFirst provides community services. Its services include case Management and home visits, medical and dental care, recreation, mentoring and postal care services. The company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Syosset, NY.

$1,000 - $2,499
2004

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes.

Political Donations
$5,000
2013

Founder at Young Guns Program

$10K
2012

Founder at Young Guns Program

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Motimatic LLC operates an online advertising platform. It's messages support specific users in achieving goals, while creating economic value for client organizations in various markets that range from healthcare to financial services, insurance and education. The company was founded by Alan Harvey Tripp and Greg Gibson in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Awards & Honors
Rhodes Scholarship
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