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The UCLA Investment Company appoints new leader

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Justin Barton
Courtesy Justin Barton

Justin Barton

Justin Barton has been named president and chief investment officer of The UCLA Investment Company, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

The UCLA Investment Company, established in 2011 by The UCLA Foundation, oversees the foundation’s endowment and other assets under its management. Barton along with the investment company team will manage all aspects of the endowment, including executing investment strategy, portfolio construction and governance. He has served as interim president and chief investment officer since June 30 following the departure of former president and CIO Srinivas Pulavarti earlier this year.

“Justin has provided outstanding leadership in an interim role, leading our organization through this transition,” said Drew Zager, chair of The UCLA Investment Company board. “We have a strong record of exceptional performance, and we are confident we will continue to do so with Justin as the president and CIO.”

Barton earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and holds an investment management certificate from the CFA Society of the UK and a chartered financial analyst designation.

His investment career began at Brown University, where he worked in the investment office. He subsequently joined Old Square Capital, a New York-based investment firm and later moved to London, England, where he worked for Investec Asset Management. 

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