Commonfund taps Blix as MD

Investment firm Commonfund has named Ellen Blix as a managing director on its sales team. Previously, Blix worked at BlackRock where she served as a vice president in the global client group.


WILTON, CT, October 15, 2015 – Commonfund, a prominent investment manager for institutional investors, today announced Ellen Blix has joined its sales team as a Managing Director. Based in San Francisco, Ms. Blix will focus her efforts in the Western region, building relationships with mission-based nonprofit institutions, pension plans and family offices.

“We are thrilled to have Ellen joining our team and she will be instrumental in building our West Coast footprint,” said Brett Lane, Managing Director and Head of Sales at Commonfund. “She is a seasoned professional with a superior knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing today’s institutional investors.”

Prior to joining Commonfund, Ms. Blix was a Vice President in the Global Client Group at BlackRock, where she was responsible for U.S. institutional business development in the western region. Before BlackRock, Ms. Blix also held positions with Lehman Brothers and JP Morgan Securities.

About Commonfund
Commonfund was founded in 1971 as an independent asset management firm focused on not-for-profit institutions. Today, we are one of North America’s leading investment firms, managing $25 billion in assets for some 1,300 institutional clients, including educational endowments, foundations and philanthropic organizations, hospitals and healthcare organizations and pension plans. Our only business is investment management, and we are active in all sectors of the global capital markets, both public and private.