Mercer Names Gene Lohmeyer US Not-for-Profit CIO

Investment officer joins the consulting and investment firm from the University of Oklahoma Foundation.

Consulting and investment firm Mercer has named Gene Lohmeyer as U.S. not-for-profit CIO, effective July 6. In the role, Lohmeyer leads strategic asset allocation, dynamic asset allocation and portfolio construction for not-for-profit clients, while also managing the not-for-profit portfolio management team.


Lohmeyer, who is based in St. Louis, reports to Stan Mavromates, CIO for the Americas.


“NFP investors of all sizes face a long and growing list of uncertainties, including macroeconomic tail risks, as well as a rapidly evolving geopolitical and regulatory landscape,” Lohmeyer said in a statement. “Our mission is to help clients navigate the complexities of today.”


Lohmeyer was most recently senior director of investments at the University of Oklahoma Foundation, where he led investment manager research of private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, public equities, credit and fixed-income investments. Prior to the University of Oklahoma, he was partner and CIO of Cedar Rowe Partners, which is now part of wealth management firm Homrich Berg.


Lohmeyer also worked for nearly seven years at Cambridge Associates, where he was a managing director and provided investment consulting services to endowments, foundations, pensions, healthcare institutions and family offices. And before that he was a vice president for more than eight years at Merrill Lynch. Lohmeyer earned an MBA from Duke University and is a CFA charterholder and a veteran of the U.S. Army.


 “I strongly believe that our clients will benefit from Gene’s in-depth NFP investment experience and knowledge,” Mavromates said in a statement. “Gene will calibrate Mercer’s investment capabilities and advice to the unique needs and preferences of the not-for-profit investment community.”


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