Commonfund Capital expands London staff with new hire

Commonfund Capital said Thursday that it has named Miriam E. Schmitter as director. In her new role, Schmitter, who will be based in the firm’s London office, will focus on research and investments in private equity, venture capital and natural resources. Her appointment became effective May 1. Commonfund Capital is a subsidiary of Commonfund, an investment firm for institutional investors.


WILTON, Connecticut, May 1, 2014 – Commonfund, a prominent investment manager for institutional investors, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Commonfund Capital, Inc., has appointed Miriam E. Schmitter as Director, focusing on research and investments in private equity, venture capital, and natural resources. Joining May 1st, Ms. Schmitter will be based in the organization’s London investment office. She will concentrate her efforts on current and prospective private capital managers within Europe and Africa and contribute to Commonfund Capital’s investment teams focusing on other global private capital markets including Asia. Ms. Schmitter will report to Managing Director Mark C. Hoeing.
“We are most fortunate to have someone with Miriam’s global private capital experience join our team,” said Donald T. Pascal, President, Commonfund Capital. “She expands our global investment team’s depth as we further build portfolios of primary funds, co-investments and targeted secondary investment opportunities for our clients. Miriam is an experienced professional and terrific addition to our team.”
“I am delighted to join Commonfund. This opportunity offers an exciting, new challenge and I look forward to contributing to Commonfund Capital’s mission of providing clients the best total solution for global private capital investing.” said Miriam Schmitter.
Prior to joining Commonfund, Ms. Schmitter was Managing Director, Head of International Private Equity Research for the investment consulting firm Cambridge Associates in London. She started with Cambridge in Boston in 2005. At Cambridge she was responsible for due diligence and research published by the firm on private equity funds which resulted in significant client commitments to private capital strategies. She also supervised due diligence on investment opportunities and oversaw consultants and associates in the Boston, London and Singapore offices.
Previously, Ms. Schmitter was Investment Manager, Private Equity Fund Investments for Allianz Private Equity Partners in New York, NY and Munich, where she researched and selected private equity investment opportunities for the company. Before that she was an investment professional at DB Capital Partners/DB Investors, private equity investment units of Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt and served as a consultant for Deloitte & Touche performing financial analysis and valuations and conducting financial due diligence for clients.
Ms. Schmitter holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany (Dr. rer. pol.) and a Diplom-Kauffrau (MBA equivalent) from University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany.
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About Commonfund Capital
Since its founding in 1988, Commonfund Capital’s mission has remained the same: to provide the best total solution for global private equity, venture capital and natural resources investing. Through high quality funds and customized accounts, Commonfund Capital offers investors flexible private capital portfolios. They build investment programs by partnering with many of the world’s leading private capital firms and invest in primary funds as well as secondaries and co-investments. For additional information about Commonfund Capital, please contact <> Commonfund Capital, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Commonfund with investment offices in Wilton, CT, San Francisco, CA, Beijing, China and London, UK.
About Commonfund
Founded in 1971, Commonfund is devoted to enhancing the financial resources of long-term investors including nonprofit institutions, pension plans and family offices through superior fund management, investment advice and treasury operations. As of December 31, 2013, Commonfund manages directly or through its subsidiaries over $25 billion for about 1,400 clients. Through Commonfund Capital and Commonfund Asset Management Company they offer highly flexible investment solutions in four strategic areas: Private Capital (private equity, venture capital and natural resources), Hedge Fund Strategies, Outsourced CIO and Multi-Asset Programs. All securities are distributed through Commonfund Securities, Inc., a member of FINRA. For additional information about Commonfund, please visit <>