Jason Perlioni named chief investment officer at Johns Hopkins

He has spent more than 15 years in investment management, most recently at Pritzker Group

Jason T. Perlioni has been appointed vice president, investments, and chief investment officer for Johns Hopkins University, responsible for investing and managing more than $6 billion in endowment and other assets for the university and the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Perlioni, who has spent more than 15 years in investment management, will join the university July 1, said Daniel G. Ennis, senior vice president for finance and administration.

Jason T. Perlioni

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"Jason's absolute and relative investment track record is very impressive," Ennis said. "His success in building a strong team, developing a rigorous investment process, and generating new investment ideas and approaches will benefit the Johns Hopkins community today and for generations to come."

As chief investment officer of Pritzker Group Asset Management for the past 10 years, Perlioni has overseen the development of Pritzker Group's investment management function. He has had full responsibility for its global investment portfolios, including allocations to external investment managers across asset classes.

"I am thrilled and honored to take on this important role for such a great institution and look forward to channeling my energy, creativity and passion for investing into furthering the important missions of the Johns Hopkins University and hospital," Perlioni said.

At Johns Hopkins, Perlioni and his staff will be responsible for selecting, managing, and evaluating outside advisors that invest the endowment of both the university and the Johns Hopkins Hospital as well as the university's support staff pension plan, retiree health benefit trust, and operating cash.

The Johns Hopkins endowment was valued at nearly $3.4 billion at the end of the 2016 fiscal year. A jointly invested pool of hundreds of smaller funds, almost all of which support specific donor-designated programs, the endowment generates more than $150 million a year to support the university's teaching, research, patient care, and service missions.

Perlioni, 43, will be Johns Hopkins' second chief investment officer. He succeeds Kathryn Crecelius, who established the university's investment office in 2005 and retired last year. Andrew Conner, the university's deputy chief investment officer, has served as interim vice president.

Before joining Pritzker Group, Perlioni worked in investment roles at UBS Global Asset Management and at Northwestern University. He also has experience in management consulting at Arthur D. Little Inc. and Price Waterhouse LLC, now known as PwC. He is a 1995 chemical engineering graduate of Rice University, where he joined the national chemistry honor society and played varsity baseball. He earned an MBA at the University of Chicago in 2001.