Commonfund appoints Kwait to head hedge fund research

Commonfund has named Kristofer S. Kwait as head of hedge fund research. Kwait is currently a managing director at the firm. Headquartered in Wilton, Conn, Commonfund is a nonprofit investment firm.


Wilton, CT, December 3, 2013 – Commonfund, an institutional investment firm serving nonprofits, pension funds and other institutional investors, today announced that its Hedge Fund Strategies Group had added the title of Head of Hedge Fund Research to current Managing Director, Kristofer S. Kwait.

Mr. Kwait, a twelve year veteran of the firm, has had a significant influence on the hedge fund team. In addition to manager selection, he has also supervised the group’s quantitative analytics team, a role which has been integral to the group’s portfolio construction, quantitative due diligence and ongoing risk management processes.

“Since joining Commonfund, Kris has been instrumental in our ability to set a high standard in manager identification and selection, portfolio analysis, due diligence and investment monitoring,” said Nicholas De Monico, Chief Executive Officer, Commonfund Hedge Fund Strategies Group. “Kris’ ability to navigate both the qualitative and quantitative sides of the business has been a key element of our success in offering customized hedge fund investment solutions.”

Along with being well-regarded by Commonfund’s clients, Mr. Kwait has also co-published a collection of whitepapers on various aspects of hedge fund investing. These include Hedge Funds as Diversifiers in Institutional Portfolios~2013; Understanding the Managed Futures Strategy and its Role in an Institutional Policy Portfolio~2012; A Look at Market Conditions Affecting Equity Hedge Fund Capture Ratios~2010. All of Mr. Kwait’s whitepapers can be downloaded at <>

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Founded in 1971, Commonfund is devoted to enhancing the financial resources of long-term investors including nonprofit institutions, corporate pension plans and family offices through superior fund management, investment advice and treasury operations. Directly or through its subsidiaries­Commonfund Capital and Commonfund Asset Management Company­Commonfund manages nearly $25 billion for about 1,400 clients. Commonfund, together with its subsidiary companion organizations, offers more than 30 different investment programs. All securities are distributed through Commonfund Securities, Inc. For additional information about Commonfund, please visit