Sabrina P. Gracias

Former Principal at SSgA Funds Management, Inc.

Sabrina P. Gracias

Sabrina P. Gracias

Former Principal at SSgA Funds Management, Inc.

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1589

Number of Boards

7

Number of Awards

3

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Co-Founder at BlueSpruce Investments LP

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Interim President of External Affairs at Erikson Institute

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Trustee Liaison, Dean of Multicultural Affairs at The Latin School of Chicago

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Director of Program Development at Erikson Institute

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Attorney at Henry Crown & Co.

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Former Chief Operating Officer at Deutsche Bank Group

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Member, Woman's Board at Art Institute of Chicago

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Co-Founder at Clean Energy Trust

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Executive Director, Fussy Baby Network at Erikson Institute

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Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Foundation

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Sabrina P. Gracias
Former Principal at SSgA Funds Management, Inc.
Education
BA in Marketing

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Ce in Finance

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
Director, Client Service
2006 - Prior

Valor Management Corp. makes control equity investments in companies in the following sectors: industrial products & manufacturing, infrastructure & industrial maintenance, value-added distribution, energy services, healthcare and business services. Companies should have EBITDA of $5 million to $20 million, although this range may vary for certain situations. Investments range from $10 million to $30 million.

Principal
Prior

SSgA Funds Management (SSgA FM) uses quantitative methods, as well as an industry-specific bottom-up investment approach to select stocks. The firm's mutual funds and institutional portfolios follow the same management style. They offer a broad range of strategies including: Active, Enhanced, and Passive Equity; Active & Passive Debt; Cash Management; Multi-Asset Class Solutions; Real Estate (including Direct Real Estate); Senior Loans; Managed Futures; and Private Equity. cash and real estate. ^The firm's Active, Enhanced & Passive are designed to outperform relative to benchmarks while maintaining appropriate risk exposure. Active equity strategies include enhanced equity and active quantitative strategies. The strategies cover market-cap and style segments of the market including: large-cap core, large-cap growth, large-cap value, mid-cap, small-cap, small-cap value, all-cap, and long-short equity. They also manage long-short and long-short market neutral strategies.SSgA FM's Active & Passive Debt strategies seek to meet clients’ objectives by controlling risk, while diversifying sources of excess return. The firm offers a range of investment styles from passive to active, short to long duration, tax-exempt, sovereign to high yield, and single country to global. The strategies typically use a stratified sampling methodology to build portfolios with the same characteristics as the index using quantitative and fundamental methods.^SSgA FM's cash strategies seek to generate current income while preserving capital and liquidity by investing in diversified portfolios of short-term securities.SSgA FM's Multi-Asset Class strategies employ an asset allocation model as means of diversification and seeks to position assets among major investment categories. The goal is to manage risk and enhance returns.SSgA FM is an advisor to funds that employ both passive and actively managed REITs investing strategies. They also offer direct real estate investment strategies.SSgA FM is an advisor to a fund that employs senior loan investing strategies. An unaffiliated sub-advisor directs the investments of the fund. SSgA FM's Managed Futures strategy allocates assets using two approaches: a managed futures strategy and a fixed income strategy. The managed futures strategy seeks to capture returns tied to global macroeconomic trends in the commodity futures markets, taking both long and short positions. The fixed income strategy is designed to generate interest income and capital appreciation to add diversification to the returns generated by the managed futures strategy.SSgA FM's Private Equity strategies focus on rigorous partner selection, thorough evaluation of quality investment opportunities, and fundamental, research-driven research. The strategies make direct or co-investments across sectors, as well as fund investments.

Regional Director, Institutional Sales
Prior

Frank Russell Co. (FRC) invests in the public equity, fixed-income and real estate markets on a global basis. They invest in the growth and value stocks of large-, mid-and small-cap companies. FRC does not generally research or recommend specific portfolio securities. Rather, they research investment managers for different classes of assets and investment styles. The firm generates research and models for managing large pools of assets. In addition, they review, evaluate and utilize similar research developed by other professional organizations and by the academic community. Much of their research focuses on the process, organization, portfolio structure and performance of investment managers, using both qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate and select investment managers.FRC exercises investment discretion over the portion of each of their funds' assets not allocated to the investment managers. They select the individual securities for that portion of each fund's assets and for each fund's cash reserves. Cash reserves are invested in short-term investments, including appropriate money market funds. In addition to investing in such short-term investments, FRC uses a hedging strategy for the fund's cash reserves to ensure a fund is fully invested by exposing these reserves to the appropriate markets by purchasing equity or fixed-income securities and/or derivatives.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Latin School was formed in 1888 when a group of parents in Chicago enlisted Mabel Slade Vickery, a teacher from the East Coast to take charge of a new, parent-owned school. The first class consisted of 10 boys approximately 10 years old. The school was designed to provide students with a rigorous college-preparatory education in the classical tradition, with a curriculum that was heavily influenced by Classical studies and the study of the Greek and Latin languages, hence the name “Latin School."

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Erikson Institute provides child development services. Its services include academic advising, academic center and pick writing program, multicultural student affairs, services for students with disabilities, edward neisser library, computers and technology, student accounts and health insurance. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Director
Current

Founded in 1987 as the Children’s Memorial Foundation, today the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, through which all gifts benefit Lurie Children’s.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $1,499
2010

PROVIDE THEATRICAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR AUDIENCES THAT SPUR CIVIC CONVERSATION.

$1,000 - $1,499
2009

PROVIDE THEATRICAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR AUDIENCES THAT SPUR CIVIC CONVERSATION.

$100 +
2009

MENTOR UNDER-RESOURCED URBAN TEENS THROUGH TRANSFORMATIVE OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES.

Political Donations
$2,400
2010

Senator from Wisconsin

$300
2009

Former Representative from Connecticut's 2nd Congressional District

$2,300
2008

Former Senator from New York

Awards & Honors
2000
CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
Series 7 - General Securities Representative
Series 63 - Uniform Securities Agent
Events
Attendee
New York City, NY
2011 RG & Associates Consortium

More than 300 investors all committed to exploring opportunities with minority and woman owned firms and emerging managers gathered in New York at Consortium 2011. In its eighth year, the gathering has become the forum for emerging managers to “make their case” and begin a dialogue with institutional investors, including many of the top public pension plans, corporate pension plans, foundations, endowments and Taft-Hartley plans. The energy was high and the conversations plentiful during the day and a half gathering. Citing industry trends and issues facing emerging managers—insights gathered via a joint RG & Associates and Emerging Manager Monthly survey of managers across the country—many of the speakers and interactive sessions helped to crystallize the advantages emerging managers bring to an investment relationship. From different strategies and operating models to varied cultural experiences, the talent and track records of emerging managers in attendance were center stage.