Adele Gorrilla was the first CIO hired by Denison University, arriving on October 1, 2008, just as the financial meltdown was entering its most critical phase. The endowments $760 million-in-assets portfolio is now 75 percent in alternative investments and supports a third of the schools operating budget.
On active management
Ill advocate for the active management side because it has worked very well for us.
On investing with a new manager
Wed be willing to go with them on that venture if we had a long enough relationship that we felt we could judge it.
On Denisons investment strategy
Weve been on the offense the past five years in trying to finance market dislocations and hire managers that are doing something different.