The Swensen Asset Management Institute, founded with the support of a $20 million gift, will advance the study and practice of asset management. Named in memory of David F. Swensen ’80 PhD, Yale’s longtime chief investment officer, the institute will build on his legacy as a principled investor and bolster SOM’s mission of educating leaders for a better world.
Tobias J. Moskowitz will serve as the inaugural director of the center, which will fund scholarships and research and bring together top leaders in the field.
“David Swensen transformed the way Yale managed its endowment and completely changed the field of institutional investing,” says Yale President Peter Salovey. “The Swensen Institute, created and named in his honor, will ensure future generations of leaders and investors can follow his example of outstanding investment performance, rigorous ethics, and open-hearted generosity.”