Commonfund Announces Promotions and New Hires

Commonfund, an investment manager for institutional investors, has announced three promotions. The firm has also made two appointments to Commonfund Capital, its wholly owned subsidiary investing in global private equity, venture capital and natural resources.


Commonfund, a
prominent investment manager for institutional
investors, today announced three promotions and
two additions to Commonfund Capital, Inc., its
wholly owned subsidiary investing in global
private equity, venture capital and natural resources.


Commonfund Capital is very pleased to announce the following three promotions:
* Leenong Li to Managing Director. Leenong
heads Commonfund Capital’s Beijing office and
Asian initiatives. Leenong joined Commonfund Capital in 2010.
* Managing Director Mark Hoeing, who has led
Commonfund Capital’s London office since 2009,
now has the added title of Head of Europe. Mark joined Commonfund in 2005.
* Managing Director Brijesh Jeevarathnam, who
joined Commonfund Capital in 2006, is now co-head of Venture Capital.
Both Mark and Brijesh will participate on the
Commonfund Capital investment committee with
observer status and join investment committee
members: President & CEO Sue Carter, CFO &
Treasurer Linda Costa, and Managing Directors
Peter Burns, Greg Jansen, Don Pascal and Kent Scott.


Commonfund Capital is also pleased to announce
two additions to its investment team.
* Tim Yates rejoined Commonfund Capital as a
Managing Director, a new position responsible for
portfolio construction of its separate /custom
accounts. Tim joined Commonfund Capital’s
rotational analyst program in 2000, and was part
of Commonfund’s Strategic Solutions team for the last ten years.
* Dave Jensen joins as an Associate Director,
a new position focusing on private equity. Dave
comes to Commonfund Capital from Portfolio
Advisors, where he specialized in due diligence
on private equity, venture capital and emerging markets opportunities.
“This is a very exciting and important time for
Commonfund Capital. Investors are operating in a
challenging economic environment that tests us
every day to identify and invest in managers and
companies that offer opportunities for positive
returns,” said Sue Carter, President and Chief
Executive Officer. “We are very proud to
recognize members of our team who have all made
invaluable contributions to our business and have
helped us maintain one of the industry’s strongest management teams.”

Further information on Leenong Li

In recognition of his outstanding work overseeing
Commonfund Capital’s growth in Asia and serving
as Chief Representative of Commonfund’s Beijing
Office, Leenong Li has been promoted to Managing
Director. Leenong joined Commonfund Capital in
2010 to help establish Commonfund Capital’s Asia
office in Beijing where he has been responsible
for growing the firm’s presence in this key
market. Additionally, Leenong played an
instrumental role in bringing the first-ever
Commonfund Endowment Institute Investment
Seminars to China held in October 2012. Born and
raised in China, he has over 25 years’ experience
in global private capital investing. From 2004 to
2009, he was the managing director at Jerusalem
Venture Partners’ Shanghai office, and a partner
at China Broadband Capital. He is presently a
member of the advisory boards of several private
equity and venture capital limited partnerships.

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About Commonfund Capital
Commonfund Capital, Inc. offers investors
flexible solutions to customize private capital
portfolios through high-quality fund of funds
programs and separate/managed accounts by
partnering with many of the world’s leading
private equity, venture capital and natural
resources firms. Since its founding in 1988,
Commonfund Capital has served as an extension of
its clients’ investment committees and staff.
Cumulative since-inception commitments total over
$13.4 billion through December 31, 2012. For
information about Commonfund Capital, please
email us at

About Commonfund
Founded in 1971, Commonfund is an institutional
investment firm serving nonprofit institutions,
pension funds and other leading institutional
investors offering a broad range of investment
solutions in traditional and alternative
strategies. Directly or through its subsidiaries
Commonfund Capital and Commonfund Asset
Management Company­ Commonfund manages $25
billion for 1,500 clients. Commonfund, together
with its subsidiary companion organizations,
offers more than 30 different investment
programs. All securities are distributed through
Commonfund Securities, Inc., a member of