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Robert Durden, CFA

Chief executive officer and chief investment officer

Robert W. Durden, CFA, is the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Investment Officer of UVIMCO. 

As CEO, Robert provides leadership for all aspects of UVIMCO’s operations and serves as UVIMCO’s primary representative to the University, related foundations, and the public. As CIO, Robert is responsible for the investment management of UVIMCO’s Long Term Pool, overseeing the asset allocation, portfolio management, risk management, and manager selection activities of the investment staff.

Prior to joining UVIMCO, Robert served as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, where he oversaw the hospital’s Foundation and other investment assets, totaling approximately $3 billion. Robert was previously the Managing Director of Private Investments at Morgan Creek Capital Management, and directed $4.5 billion of private investments across private equity, energy and natural resources, and real estate. He has also worked with Legg Mason/Western Asset Management, Ritchie Capital Management, and Merrill Lynch’s Middle Market M&A group.

Robert received a B.A. in economics, magna cum laude, from Princeton University, and an M.B.A. in finance and entrepreneurship, with honors, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Robert is a CFA charterholder.