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SBAI Adds The Rockefeller University's Paula Volent To Board Of Trustees

The Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI) has appointed Paula Volent, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of The Rockefeller University, to its Board of Trustees.

Mario Therrien, Chair of the SBAI said “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Paula to our Board. She brings a keen understanding of the challenges and opportunities in our industry and a wealth of experience and knowledge from the endowment perspective.”

“The SBAI has a strong history of innovation, problem-solving and improving practices in the alternative investment industry.  I am thrilled to be joining the SBAI Board and look forward to being a part of this important endeavour,” said Volent.

Luke Ellis, Deputy Chair of the SBAI, said, “Paula is a business leader of the highest calibre. Her extensive experience managing large endowments will be an asset to our Board and stakeholders. Having a board with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences makes the SBAI strong and more successful.”

Volent is responsible for the oversight and management of Rockefeller’s $2.5bn endowment. Prior to joining Rockefeller in August 2021, Volent was the Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice President at Bowdoin College for over two decades. Prior to Bowdoin, she began her investment career as a Senior Associate at the Yale University endowment under the leadership of David Swensen.

The SBAI's 15-strong Board of Trustees is responsible for leading the SBAI’s initiatives and furthering its mission to improve the alternative investment industry. Current initiatives that are shaping practices in the industry include working groups on responsible investment and a multitude of initiatives focusing on Culture & Diversity.

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