Stony Brook Foundation Names Erin Abouzaid, PhD, CFA Chief Investment Officer
Erin Abouzaid, PhD, CFA, has been hired by the Stony Brook Foundation as its Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining the Stony Brook Foundation, Dr. Abouzaid served as Vice President in the Portfolio and Risk Management Group at State Street Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she was responsible for performing customized quantitative investment research on asset-liability optimization, manager evaluation and optimization, currency hedging, and scenario analysis for public and private pension plans, endowments, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds. State Street Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors.
As Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of the Stony Brook Foundation, Dr. Abouzaid will work closely with the Foundation's Investment Committee and Foundation Staff on all aspects of managing the endowment's investment portfolio. "Dr. Abouzaid’s experience and ability in solving highly complex financial challenges will help optimize the Foundation’s investment strategies," said Dexter A. Bailey, Jr., Executive Director of the Stony Brook Foundation and
Vice President for University Advancement. "She is a tremendous addition to our leadership team."
Erin Abouzaid received her PhD in Physics from the University of Chicago in Illinois and her BS in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Richmond in Virginia. She has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
About the Stony Brook Foundation
The Stony Brook Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1965 as the University’s sole repository for philanthropic contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations in support of Stony Brook University. The Foundation administers the University’s scholarship funds. Every dollar donated for scholarships goes directly to scholarships—no administrative fee is charged on scholarship accounts. For more information about contributing to our scholarship funds or creating an endowed named undergraduate scholarship or graduate fellowship, please call the Advancement Office at (631) 632-6300 or visit us online.