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Anne Casscells

Anne Casscells
Institutional Investor, Financial Executive

Anne Casscells is an institutional investor and financial executive. A former chief investment officer of the Stanford University Endowment, she co‐founded and built Aetos Alternatives Management into a $10 billion alternatives and outsourced CIO investment management firm. She has experience in capital markets encompassing multiple asset classes, derivatives, risk management and corporate transactions. She is also active in ESG investing and a pioneer in the movement to develop ESG investing within hedge funds. She has extensive board experience across multiple committees including nominations and governance, finance, audit and executive committees.

Since 2001, Anne has served as Chief Investment Officer and Co‐CEO of Aetos Alternatives Management. She has built the investment team and process as well as serving as the face of the firm, helping to raise assets from endowments, foundations, pension funds and high net worth investors in the US and internationally. In addition to overseeing the investment process, she has helped develop the risk management process, including operational risk and compliance with Sarbanes Oxley. She also co‐taught a course on corporate events for nine years at Stanford Business School, focusing on mergers, spin‐offs, restructurings and bankruptcies.

Prior to co‐founding Aetos, Anne served as the Chief Investment Officer of Stanford Management Company, overseeing over $10 billion in endowment and other assets on behalf of Stanford University. Her oversight responsibilities included a top decile venture capital portfolio which featured numerous initial public offerings (IPO’s) and mergers. Prior to Stanford, she worked in fixed income sales and trading at Goldman Sachs, developing experience in derivatives and asset backed securities.
She is an active volunteer across a number of organizations, including helping to lead the LGBTQ alumni group for Stanford Business School, as well as co‐chairing her reunions there. She has served on numerous boards, often in leadership positions and across numerous committees. She currently serves on the board of the American Century Mutual Funds, Schwab Charitable and Grace Cathedral, and serves on the Finance Committee of KQED Public Broadcasting. She is a resident of San Mateo, California where she is a longtime member of a choir.