Diversity & Inclusion

Vanderbilt’s Office of Investments is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within its operations and in how it manages the university’s endowment.

Our team comes from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, with more than half representing minority groups. These investment professionals embody our belief that building a diverse team with varied backgrounds and a broad range of perspectives gives the office and the university a competitive advantage in understanding the nuances of investing opportunities in various markets.

The Office of Investments is committed to the university’s overall goals to work toward a more diverse and inclusive Vanderbilt. In addition, we are guided largely by our equal employment opportunity and affirmative action statement when selecting external partners for the endowment portfolio:

“Vanderbilt University does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of their race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, covered veterans status, or genetic information in its administration of educational policies, programs, or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan programs; athletic or other university-administered programs; or employment.”

Our leadership team is fully committed to increasing opportunities for women and minority-owned asset management firms. For over 45 years, Vanderbilt has invested with small and new firms that cultivate diverse and inclusive cultures at all organizational levels, particularly senior and executive roles.

In the words of Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, “Universities such as ours exist because of an unshakable belief in human potential. We must do whatever it takes to create an environment in which all members of our community can thrive and contribute to their full potential.”