Partner, Co-Founder and Co-President
Chief Investment Officer
Ms. Casscells is a Managing Director, Co-President and Chief Investment Officer of Aetos. Prior to co-founding Aetos in 2001, Ms. Casscells was Chief Investment Officer of the Stanford Management Company, where she was responsible for the investment of over $10 billion in endowment funds and other assets on behalf of Stanford University. Prior to assuming her position as CIO in 1998, she served as Managing Director of Investment Policy Research, where she was responsible for asset allocation and for the endowment’s absolute return investments. Prior to joining the Stanford Management Company, she was a Vice President in Goldman Sachs’ Fixed Income Division and an analyst at Morgan Stanley & Company.
Ms. Casscells earned a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a Bachelor of Arts in British Studies, cum laude, from Yale University.
Other Affiliations and Achievements
Ms. Casscells has been an active volunteer, serving as a board member, finance and investment committee chair and fundraiser. At Stanford, she has served as a trustee of the Stanford GSB Trust (the business school endowment) and as coordinator of the LGBTQ alumni chapter. She has also funded fellowships at Stanford for business school students planning careers in the non-profit field. At Yale, she serves on the Dean’s Leadership Council for the School of Nursing where her priority has been financial aid for nursing students. She is currently a trustee of the American Century mutual funds, and off-board member of the Finance Committee of KQED, Inc. (where she has served as a board member and Head of the Investment Committee), a board member of Schwab Charitable where she serves on the Investment Committee, a trustee of Grace Cathedral, a trustee of the Endowments at St. Paul’s Burlingame and a member of the TIAA Endowment Investment Council. She has also taught a course on event-driven investing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has authored scholarly articles with Robert Arnott and one unpublished monograph with Cliff Asness.