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New CIO to join Andover

Kirsten Landers Glantz will be based in New York with investment team

July 20, 2017 Glantz—John Palfrey, head of school at Phillips Academy, Andover, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kirsten Landers Glantz as Chief Investment Officer (CIO). She will join the Academy in August.

Charged with stewarding Andover’s endowment portfolio and overseeing its New York City investment team, she will be based in New York and will work closely with trustees and members of the Investment Committee.

Most recently a Director of Absolute Return Strategies at General Motors Asset Management (GMAM), Glantz comes to Andover with 20 years of investment and markets experience. Prior to her role at GMAM, where she spent the last 10 years, Glantz was a Vice President at Reservoir Capital Group. Her experience includes both seeding and allocating to hedge funds and private equity funds, direct investing at hedge funds in event-driven equity and stressed and distressed credit, and, earlier in her career, analyst responsibilities in fixed income markets, including structured credit and emerging market debt.

Trustee Amy Falls ’82, chair of the Investment Committee, led the CIO search committee with David Barrett Partners. “Kirsten brings tremendous value as a leader with broad asset class experience and a strong investment track record,” said Falls. “Trustees, members of the Investment Committee and the management team are eager to partner with her.”

“It is a true honor to take on this exciting new role,” said Glantz. “Andover is a unique and inspiring institution, and I look forward to working with John, Amy, the investment committee and the board to help the school fulfill its important mission.”

Glantz earned her M.B.A. from Stanford University and her A.B. from Harvard College. Also a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, she credits that formative experience as instrumental to her personal growth and development. She is passionate about the mission of independent schools and eager to advance Andover’s highest financial priorities.

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