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Spider Management names CIO

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Rob Blanford is now president and chief investment officer of Spider Management, the investment affiliate of University of Richmond.

A member of the Spider investment team since 1999, Blanford most recently served as director of investments and played a significant role in asset allocation and manager decisions, as well as recruiting and managing the investment team. A graduate of the University of Richmond, he previously served as a senior investment officer of the Virginia Retirement System.

Blanford replaces Srinvas Pulavarti, who joined Spider Management Company in 2005. During his tenure, the endowment at the University of Richmond which