Erin Abouzaid (Art by Jillian Tamaki)
The Stony Brook Foundation has lost its inaugural investment
chief, the organization confirmed to CIO.
Erin Abouzaid, who served as CIO for the $247 million foundation
associated with Stony Brook University for four years, has joined New York-based
hedge fund Hutchin Hill Capital. According to her LinkedIn, she started as director
of the office of the CIO for the fund in May.
Hutchin Hill Capital is led by Neil Chriss, mathematician
and former SAC Capital managing director.
Prior to the Stony Brook Foundation, Abouzaid spent five
years at State Street working in the portfolio and risk management group. There
she was responsible for quantitative research focused on asset-liability
optimization, manager evaluation, and currency hedging analysis, her LinkedIn
Abouzaid holds a PhD in high energy physics from the
University of Chicago, and was named among CIO’s Forty Under Forty list of
up-and-coming asset owners earlier this year.
The Stony Brook Foundation told CIO it had just finished conducting a search for Abouzaid’s
replacement and is in the process of completing interviews and due diligence.
Under Forty: Erin Abouzaid