Commonfund has made some appointments to its West Coast office. Kent T. Scott, managing director, Commonfund Capital, will relocate from the company’s headquarters in Wilton, CT to Commonfund’s San Francisco office. Scott will be joined by new hires, Jeffrey A. Stabler, managing director of consultant relations, and client service directors, Jennifer J. Seidler and Mr. Issa T. Brandt.
Commonfund, a prominent investment manager for institutional investors, today announced additions to its West Coast office.
Kent T. Scott, Managing Director, Commonfund Capital, will relocate from the company’s headquarters in Wilton, CT to Commonfund’s San Francisco office. Mr. Scott will be joined by new hires, Jeffrey A. Stabler, Managing Director of Consultant Relations, and client service Directors, Jennifer J. Seidler and Mr. Issa T. Brandt.
Mr. Scott, an 11 year veteran of Commonfund Capital and a member of the wholly owned subsidiary of Commonfund’s senior team, will be responsible for serving current clients as well as sales and service to new investors. Mr. Scott is a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 22 years of investment, lending, direct private equity and financial accounting experience. He holds an A.B. in Economics from Stanford University and an S.M. in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Jeffrey A. Stabler, CFA, joins Commonfund as Managing Director of Consultant Relations in San Francisco. From 2011 to the present, he was Vice President, Global Consultant Relations for WHV Investment Management. Previously, Mr. Stabler was Director, Head of Consultant Relations for RCM, a company of Allianz Global Investors, from 2000-2011.
Jennifer J. Seidler, Director in Client Service, joins Commonfund from an independent consulting practice in San Francisco where she advised on cash management strategies, fixed-income and other investments; created valuation models and conducted necessary due-diligence on potential investments. Prior to that, Ms. Seidler served at Royal Bank of Canada, San Francisco, CA, as Senior Financial Associate, Corporate Cash Management from April 2009 – March 2011.
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Mr. Issa T. Brandt, Director in Client Service, is a client relations professional with over 12 years’ experience in the asset management industry. He joins Commonfund from Allianz Global Investors/RCM San Francisco, CA, where he was Relationship Manager, Client Relations & Marketing Group from January 2007 – present. Mr. Brandt managed over 25 key relationships with institutional clients and consultants. Prior to that, he served RCM Capital Management LLC, San Francisco, CA, as Senior Associate Relationship Manager, Client Relations & Marketing Group, from 2005-2007; and Associate Relationship Manager from 2000-2005.
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Commonfund was founded in 1971 as an independent nonprofit investment firm with a grant from the Ford Foundation. Directly or through its subsidiaries—Commonfund Capital and Commonfund Asset Management Company— Commonfund today manages close to $25 billion for endowments, foundations and pension funds. Among the pioneers in applying the endowment model of investing to institutional investors, Commonfund provides extensive investment flexibility using independent investment sub-advisors for discretionary outsourcing engagements, single strategies and multi-asset solutions. Investment programs incorporate active and passive strategies in equities and fixed income, hedge funds, commodities and private capital. All securities are distributed through Commonfund Securities, Inc.