Andre Cuerington, a Managing Director in Makena’s Client Strategy Group, is responsible for advising Makena’s institutional clients on the integration of alternative investments into portfolios with diverse goals and structures. Before joining Makena in 2016, Andre was a Senior Vice President in Business Development at the TCW Group in Los Angeles. Before TCW, Andre helped start the business development team at Waterfall Asset Management, a credit-focused hedge fund headquartered in New York. Prior to Waterfall, Andre was a Vice President with PineBridge Investments in Los Angeles, where he focused on business development with Western U.S. public pension funds. Before PineBridge, Andre spent six years at Western Asset Management as a client service executive focused on large institutional clients. He began his investment career at Callan Associates, where he managed the Quantitative Consulting team, which primarily focused on asset/liability studies. Andre served for 13 years in the United States Army and held various leadership roles. He earned a B.S. in Operations Research from the United States Military Academy, an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the Naval Postgraduate School, and an M.S. in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University.