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Commonfund expands team with new addition

Investment firm Commonfund has hired Jack H. Foster as managing director, private equity specialist. Previously, Foster worked at Capital Dynamics Inc where he served as a senior vice president.


WILTON, CT, February 9, 2015 – Commonfund, a leading institutional investment manager, today announced the appointment of Jack H. Foster, Jr. as Managing Director, Private Equity Specialist. In this newly created position, Mr. Foster will work with institutional investors in the Eastern U.S. and Canada to build custom private equity portfolios of direct funds, secondaries, co-investment and specialized fund-of-funds.

“We are very excited to have Jack join our team” said Keith W. Luke, President, Commonfund Securities, Inc. “We expect his broad private capital experience will help to expand our investor relationships in private equity and provide more institutions with access to our unique programs and capabilities.”

Prior to Commonfund, Mr. Foster was Senior Vice President at Capital Dynamics, Inc., New York, NY since 2011. While there, he helped clients build private equity programs through funds and custom/separate accounts. He also advised clients on investment opportunities in secondaries, clean energy infrastructure and mid-market buyouts in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Previously, Mr. Foster was a Director, Private Capital at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. – CastleOak Securities and Vice President, Corporate Finance/M&A, at Blaylock & Company both in New York. He has also held positions at J.P. Morgan Securities, SONY Music Entertainment and Coopers & Lybrand.

Mr. Foster holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, New York, NY and a Bachelor of Science, Accounting, cum laude from Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL. He holds Series 7 and 63 certifications and he is New York Regional Vice President for the Robert A. Toigo Foundation.

About Commonfund Capital
Commonfund Capital is a global private capital solutions provider. They invest with value-creating partners into primarily small and mid-sized companies in growth markets. Since their 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 intentionally-designed private capital portfolios constructed with primary funds as well as secondaries and co-investments. They build our investment programs by partnering with many of the world’s leading private capital firms.

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. All securities are distributed through Commonfund Securities, Inc., a member of FINRA.

About Commonfund
Founded in 1971, Commonfund is one of North America’s leading investment management firms, managing assets totaling $25 billion for some 1,400 institutional clients, including educational endowments, foundations and philanthropic organizations, hospitals and healthcare organizations, pension plans and plan sponsors, and family offices and trusts. Our only business is investment management, and we are active in all sectors of the global capital markets, both public and private. All securities are distributed through Commonfund Securities, Inc. For additional information about Commonfund, please visit <>