Lawrence Kochard

  • Chief Investment Officer

Larry Kochard is the Chief Investment Officer and a Managing Director at Makena Capital Management. Larry was previously the chief executive officer and chief investment officer of UVIMCO for eight years. As CEO, Larry provided leadership for all aspects of UVIMCO’s operations and served as UVIMCO’s primary representative to the University, related foundations and the public. As CIO, Larry was 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, Larry served as CIO at Georgetown University. From 2001 to 2004, he was managing director of equity and hedge fund investments for the Virginia Retirement System. From 1997 to 2004, he taught in the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, first as an adjunct and later as a full-time assistant professor. He spent the early part of his career in debt capital markets at Goldman Sachs and corporate finance at Fannie Mae and DuPont.  Larry received his B.A. in economics from the College of William & Mary, an M.B.A. degree in finance and accounting from the University of Rochester, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia. He is a CFA charterholder. He is on the Board of Directors of Janus Henderson Group, Inc. and Virginia Environmental Endowment and Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee of the Virginia Retirement System. Larry was the 2015 winner of the Rodney H. Adams award for endowment management from the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), which recognizes outstanding contributions to university endowment and investment management. Larry is a longtime moderator of the premier endowment and foundation industry conference, NMS, and is the author of several industry publications, including Foundation and Endowment Investing: Philosophies and Strategies of Top Investors and Institutions and more recently wrote the foreword of and was profiled in Inside The World’s Top Institutional Offices: Conversations With 80 Institutional Investors.

“Long-term investment success is achieved by maintaining a consistent process and not over-reacting to market extremes. We partner with extraordinary investment managers and construct portfolios with a disciplined risk management overlay.”

Lawrence Kochard