Will McIntosh Named FEG CIO

Will McIntosh has been named chief investment officer of Fund Evaluation Group. He previously was a finance professor and dean of the business college at the University of Cincinnati.


Fund Evaluation Group, LLC (FEG) today announced the appointment of Dr. Will McIntosh as Chief Investment Officer (CIO). McIntosh will oversee FEG’s 17 member research team and work closely with its investment policy committee to set investment strategy. McIntosh will officially assume his new role on October 1.

McIntosh brings strong credentials in both finance and higher education. Most recently, McIntosh served as Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Finance at the University of Cincinnati (UC). At UC, he served as a voting member of the endowment fund investment committee and as a member of the alternative investments subcommittee.

Prior to joining the University of Cincinnati, McIntosh was Managing Director and Global Head of Research & Strategy of ING Real Estate, a $64 billion real estate investment management, finance, and development organization. He also held the positions of Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for Prudential Real Estate Investors International with a focus on Latin America and Senior Vice President and Director of Research for MIG Realty Advisors.

McIntosh received his Ph. D. in Finance and Real Estate from the University of North Texas, and his MBA in Real Estate from Eastern Kentucky University. He has served as President of the Real Estate Research Institute (RERI), as well as a board member on the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) and the International Real Estate Society (IRES), and on the Investor Council of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT).

“McIntosh’s blend of experience in both higher education and financial sectors matches FEG’s needs,” says Scott B. Harsh, CEO, as FEG’s core client-base is comprised of not-for-profit institutions, with a large number in higher education.

“McIntosh’s appointment further strengthens the well recognized investment team at FEG,” continues Harsh, “and, given McIntosh’s particular focus on Real Estate, highlights FEG’s commitment to our research in alternative investments.”

McIntosh assumes CIO responsibilities from Christopher M. Meyer, CFA. Meyer, a partner and a veteran FEG employee since 1993, will now be free to focus on his dual role of both executive committee member and consultant to a number of clients.

“I look forward to working with Will on many of our research initiatives and believe his expertise and background will further enhance our capabilities,” says Meyer.

Meyer has been a lead driver in the growth of FEG’s research department, increasing the number of recommended managers, developing the firm’s investment philosophy, and assisting in managed portfolios. He will continue to work closely with McIntosh during the transition.

About Fund Evaluation Group: Fund Evaluation Group, LLC (FEG) provides investment consulting, portfolio
management and research services to clients nationwide. Established in 1988, the firm currently has more than $22 billion in total client assets under advisement.*

FEG/Consulting has focused primarily on institutional clients to establish investment policies, recommend and monitor portfolio solutions and provide educational services. FEG/Managed Portfolios developed as a natural outgrowth of the consulting division to provide discretionary portfolio management services for institutions and other financial advisors. FEG/Research utilizes FEG’s depth of research capabilities to provide alternative and traditional investment manager research, due diligence and monitoring.