Charles J. Pippin

Senior Vice President & CIO at Pepperdine University

Charles J. Pippin

Charles J. Pippin

Senior Vice President & CIO at Pepperdine University

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Pepperdine University

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5

Number of Awards

1

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Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at Commonfund Capital, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer at UTIMCO

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President Emeritus at Bryant University - Smithfield

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Professional at Manifold Partners LLC

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Director of Securitized Assets & Portfolio Manager at Amundi Pioneer Asset Management, Inc.

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Professor-Urology at Tufts University - School of Medicine

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Former Executive Vice President, Finance & Administration Thru at Brown University

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Pepperdine University

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Founder at Schappert Consulting, LLC

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Fund Advisor at Allianz Global Investors

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Charles J. Pippin
Senior Vice President & CIO at Pepperdine University
Education
Bachelor's Degree

Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education, and the mission is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. ACU is a vibrant, innovative, Christ-centered community that engages students in authentic spiritual and intellectual growth, equipping them to make a real difference in the world.

MBA

Graziadio School Mission Statement The University's founder, George Pepperdine, was motivated by a desire to help men and women prepare themselves for a life of usefulness in a competitive world. He particularly advocated a business education, coupled with the development of Christian character. It is his outlook which serves to anchor the mission of the business school. Mission Statement: The mission of the George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management is to develop values-centered leaders and advance responsible business practice through education that is entrepreneurial in spirit, ethical in focus, and global in orientation. As a professional school growing out of the tradition of a Christian University, we seek to positively impact both society at large, and the organizations and communities in which our students and graduates are members. Therefore, we affirm a higher purpose for business practice than the exclusive pursuit of shareholder wealth. We believe that successful management seeks collective good along with individual profit and is anchored in core values such as integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion.

Career History
Senior Vice President & CIO
1981 - Current

Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.

Professional
Prior

Arthur Andersen LLP used to provide accounting services. It was also into consulting services for clients that operate businesses throughout the United States and around the world. Arthur Andersen was founded in 1913 and was headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
President
Current
Trustee
Current

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.

Trustee
Prior

Commonfund is an institutional investment firm that delivers solutions for strategic investors within both the nonprofit and pension investment communities. Commonfund was founded in 1969 with a two-part mission, to create investment solutions for nonprofits that previously did not have the scale and access to the best managers. As importantly, our charter was to also create educational programs that would bring the current best investment practices to institutional investors of all sizes and segments. Insight that has helped grow fund values during an increasingly challenging investment environment. Commonfund has changed and grown dramatically since that time--expanding both our investment solution offerings and the client segments we serve. Yet, our mission has remained the same: to enhance the financial resources of our clients and to improve the investment management practices of our clients. Today, Commonfund manages over $24 billion1 for nearly 1,500 institutions with a focus on three primary activities: Outsourced solutions Alternative investment strategies Private capital Our only business is investment management and we are active in all sectors of the global capital markets - in both public and private markets.

Member, Investment Committee
Prior

To enhance the holistic development of student-athletes through the fostering of an environment of athletic and academic excellence consistent with that of a premier, nationally prominent NCAA Division I athletics conference.

Member, Investment Advisory Committee
Prior
Political Donations
$250
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
Events
Speaker
New York City, NY
2012 Alternative Investment Management Symposium

Speaker
Hollywood, FL, United States
2009 Commonfund Forum

Commonfund Forum is recognized year-in and year-out as the premier investment conference designed exclusively for sophisticated institutional investors representing endowments and foundations, pension funds, healthcare systems, charities and other select investors. Attendance at Commonfund Forum is by invitation only and limited to 550 senior investment staff and governing boards of eligible institutional investors. There is no registration fee for Commonfund Forum; however participants are responsible for their hotel stay and travel. Commonfund Forum is generally held the second week of March each year in Florida at either the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida or the JW Marriott in Orlando. The program is a three-day intensive series of plenary sessions and breakout meetings focused exclusively on key issues of investment policy, strategy, risk management and governance. Each year we attract more than 60 outside speakers to the program representing the leaders from the investment community, academia, government, public policy groups, endowment and foundations, plan sponsors and more. Click on the links below for more information on past programs:

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