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LEWISBURG, Pa. - Christopher D. Brown has been named the chief investment officer for Bucknell University.

Brown, who joined the University on May 19, is a 1981 alumnus of Bucknell. His primary responsibilities will be to oversee investments within Bucknell’s endowment portfolio, which has grown to nearly $600 million. As chief investment officer, Brown will work closely with the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees and the University’s external investment consultants.

Brown has more than 22 years of investment experience with General Electric Asset Management (GEAM) where he was most recently senior vice president of equity portfolios.
Investment expertise
“Bucknell is very pleased to have Chris as a key member of the University community,” Bucknell President Brian C. Mitchell said. “His extensive investment and tactical asset allocation experience will help grow our endowment to a level that will allow us to achieve the University’s ambitious strategic goals.”

As senior vice president of GEAM, Brown had management responsibility for the U.S. Disciplined Growth Equity portfolio and had co-management responsibilities for the U.S. Equity Select and U.S. Multi-Style® Equity portfolios. Assets under his management totaled nearly $9 billion.

Brown began his career at GE in 1981, entering the GE Financial Management Program. He spent the next two years as an international sector financial analyst with Sadelmi New York Inc., a GE subsidiary, and joined GEAM in 1985. He became a security analyst in 1989, and attained his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1990.

Management responsibilities
He began his portfolio management responsibilities for pension and institutional client assets in 1992.

Brown has a bachelor of arts cum laude in Economics from Bucknell and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the CFA Institute.

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Posted June 26, 2007