Jenny Chan is the new chief investment officer of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, her former employer, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation confirmed.
Chan replaces Nicholas Procyk, who has been with the $2.4 billion hospital since 2008. Her last day with Doris Duke was August 3.
Chan most recently was on CIO’s NextGen list. She ends an 11-year stint with Doris Duke, where she was a senior investment officer. Chan covered emerging markets equity, long/short equity hedge funds, multi-strategy hedge funds, and real estate for the foundation.
Her former boss, Doris Duke CIO Jeffrey Heil, said she had developed a specialty in impact investing—also known as environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing.
Part of Chan’s ESG niche comes in the form of a podcast she started with fellow Yale School of Management MBA executive program students, called ‘Impact on Record.’ The podcast delves into the world of the investment style, talks about deals, and interviews individuals within the space. Chan and her co-hosts, Kristina Whyte and Kodji Adovar, spoke at this year’s Yale Impact Investing Conference. Chan completed her MBA earlier this year.
In her NextGen profile, Chan told CIO she would be excited to “help convince more asset owners about the potential financial, social, and environment opportunities that impact investing can offer.” She also said collaboration is one of the most rewarding parts of being an asset owner.
Chan could not be reached for comment.