Luke Proskine, a Managing Director, is a senior member of the Makena investment team and is responsible for leading the Portfolio Strategy Team, the group which designs, implements and manages internal and external multi-asset class portfolios. Luke serves as the CIO for a number of our clients where we fulfill that role. Luke is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and leads the Portfolio Management Committee. Prior to his appointment to lead the Portfolio Strategy Team Luke served as our Chief Investment Officer and Deputy Chief Investment Officer. Since joining Makena, Luke has held multiple senior roles in private equity and portfolio management. Prior to the formation of Makena, Luke worked as a Senior Investment Manager at the Stanford Management Company where he was responsible for portfolio management and risk analysis as well as private equity and real assets investing for the Stanford Endowment. Prior to joining Stanford Management Company, Luke worked for Thomas Weisel Partners’ Investment Banking Group where he was involved in a variety of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Luke holds a BS in Economics from Vanderbilt University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and an MBA from the Wharton School with a major in Finance where he graduated with Honors.
“By virtue of managing our own endowment style portfolios we can deeply understand our clients’ challenges and opportunities when it comes to the integration of alternative and private assets to achieve their own unique mandates.”