VU names new CIO

Money manager prepping move from Duke

Vanderbilt University officials have recruited a Duke University money manager to be their new chief investment officer.

The hiring of Anders Hall still needs to be approved by the VU Board of Trust and is set to become effective Sept. 3. Hall is now head of public securities at Duke, where he has worked for the past decade. Before that, he held positions at Hewitt Investment Group in Atlanta and Connecticut as well as at Prudential Financial in New Jersey.

“Anders will be a spectacular member of an already strong management team,” said Chancellor Nick Zeppos. “His background, experience and integrity make him an extremely qualified and excellent fit for this important position. I am excited for the strategic vision that he will bring in advancing our mission in education, research and health care.”

Hall earned his bachelor’s degree in public policy studies and economics from Duke University, going on to the Stern School of Business at New York University for his MBA in finance and economics. He will fill the spot vacated early this year by Matthew Wright, who has since founded West End-based Disciplina Group.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to join the Vanderbilt team and help build upon the strong foundation established by the investment office,” Hall said. “I look forward to partnering with Vanderbilt’s investment committee and senior leadership to help support the university’s mission.”

Vanderbilt’s investment office manages the university’s $4 billion endowment.