CFA Society - Houston

2013 CFA Society of Houston Investor Symposium
"Future of Finance"
Friday, November 8, 2013
Jones Graduate School of Business, McNair Hall | Rice University

Allison Thacker

Allison Thacker

Vice President for Investments and Treasurer, Rice University
President, Rice Management Group

About Allison Thacker
Allison K. Thacker joined Rice University in 2011 as Vice President for Investments and Treasurer and President of the Rice Management Company with the responsibility of managing a $4.5 billion endowment fund. The Rice University Endowment ranks in the top 20 endowments of private research universities in the US. Prior to joining Rice University, Ms. Thacker spent 11 years with RS Investments, a San Francisco‐based investment firm specializing in public equities, with over $20 billion in asset under management. Ms. Thacker was Managing Director for RS Investments from 2009‐2011 where she managed a ten person team responsible for five mutual funds and two institutional strategies with $1.9 billion under management. Before assuming the role of Managing Director at RS Investments, Ms. Thacker was a Portfolio Manager (2003‐2011) and an Analyst (2000‐2011) at RS Investments. In the earlier portion of her career, Ms. Thacker served as a Summer Analyst at Putnam Investments and as a Financial Analyst in the energy investment banking group at Merrill Lynch & Co. She was a founding board member of KIPP Heartwood Academy, a college preparatory charter school serving East San Jose, California, is currently a member of the KIPP Houston Executive Board, a member of the Houston Ballet Board of Trustees and a board member for Black Stone Minerals. Ms. Thacker is a graduate of Harvard Business School where she received a MBA and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics with honors from Rice University.

About Rice University
William Marsh Rice University, commonly referred to as Rice University or Rice, is a private research university located on a 295-acre campus in Houston, Texas, United States.

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