Mark Baumgartner is Chief Investment Officer at the Institute for Advanced Study, an endowment supporting a community of scholars in Princeton, New Jersey. Prior to joining IAS, he served as Director of Asset Allocation and Risk at the Ford Foundation and Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Strategist and Head of the Portfolio Architecture team for Morgan Stanley Investment Management's Global Portfolio Solutions group.
Baumgartner also co‐managed a global portfolio of equities at Quantal Asset Management, a quantitative long /short market neutral hedge fund and risk management firm, and was a Portfolio Manager at Strategy Capital, a fundamental long /short equity hedge fund. Prior to Strategy Capital, he worked with The Boston Consulting Group, specializing in corporate venturing, M&A, and strategy development.
Baumgartner is a member of the Board of Directors of The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF), a Trustee and a member of the Investment Committee for the YMCA Retirement Fund, and served on the Board of Directors and Investment Program Committee for the Foundation Financial Officers Group (FFOG).
He received a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and a Certificate in Public Policy from Princeton University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.