Anders serves as the university’s vice chancellor for investments and chief investment officer. He leads the Office of Investments, where he is responsible for managing the university’s $10 billion long-term investment pool, including the endowment.
He came to Vanderbilt in September 2013 from Duke University, where he worked for over a decade as head of public securities for DUMAC, the university’s investment management company. He oversaw public investments for the Duke University endowment, pension plan, health system’s long-term assets, and the Duke family foundation.
Prior to that, Anders was an investment consultant with Hewitt Investment Group in Rowayton, Connecticut, and Atlanta, Georgia, where he advised approximately 20 institutional clients. They included the New York Stock Exchange, Freddie Mac, and the University of Alabama System. He also spent three years in the Prudential Advanced Management Development Program, a highly-selective leadership training program based in Newark, New Jersey.
Anders, a chartered financial analyst, double-majored in public policy studies and economics at Duke University, where he earned a bachelor of arts in 1993. He earned an MBA from the New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he majored in finance and economics and graduated with high honors in 1999.
Anders serves on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, the Kharis Foundation, the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation, Rock the Street Wall Street and The Healing Trust. Additionally, he is a member of the governing board of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He previously co-chaired the Annual Fund at University School of Nashville.