Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss

Afsaneh Beschloss, President and CEO, The Rock Creek Group
Afsaneh Beschloss, President and CEO, The Rock Creek Group

Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss is founder and CEO of The Rock Creek Group, which provides investment and advisory services to large investors, and utilizes customized hedge fund and emerging market portfolios.

Previously, she was treasurer and chief investment officer of the World Bank, responsible for managing $65 billion in assets and $160 billion in derivatives and structured products, as well as the organization's $30 billion funding strategy. Her other posts at the bank included senior manager of the derivatives and structured products group and fixed-income portfolio manager.

Beschloss previously worked for J.P. Morgan in New York and London, Shell International Group Planning in London and Oxford University.

She is a member of the board of trustees of the Ford Foundation, where she has chaired the investment committee, and serves on the board and investment committee of the Urban Institute and World Resources Institute. She also advises international pension funds and central banks.

Beschloss holds an M.Phil, with honors, in economics from Oxford University.

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