Joe Dekker, a Managing Director, is a senior member of the Makena investment team and is responsible for design, implementation, and management of internal and external multi-asset class portfolios. Joe serves as the portfolio manager for many of our clients where we serve that role. He is a member of Makena’s Investment Committee as well as the Portfolio Management Committee where he supports investment strategy, portfolio construction, and risk management for the firm’s vehicles. Since joining Makena, Joe has led portfolio integration and manager selection for fixed income and credit investments across Makena’s vehicles and has supported the portfolio management of our flagship endowment vehicle, the Makena Endowment Portfolio. Prior to the formation of Makena Capital Management, Joe was an Associate at the Stanford Management Company where he directly supported the Chief Investment Officer in a variety of investment and risk analytics roles. Joe holds a BS degree in Finance from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, where he graduated with Honors and an MBA from the Wharton School. Joe is a CFA Charterholder.
“Our experience in manager selection and portfolio management combined with our techniques to help our clients refine and express their goals allows us to bring the scale benefits of a top endowment to clients of all sizes and missions.”