Cornell University’s $5.3 billion endowment will be overseen by AJ Edwards, who was recently appointed as chief investment officer after serving as interim CIO since last May.
As CIO, Edwards leads a team of investment officers and analysts responsible for overall management of Cornell’s assets in concert with the board’s investment committee. He is responsible for recommending the asset allocation to the investment committee, risk management and the manager selection process.
Over the past year, Edwards has worked with his team to improve the internal investment decision-making process as well as implement a new research management system. The