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Ranji Nagaswami is chief executive officer of Hirtle Callaghan a pioneer of the Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) fiduciary model managing over $20 Billion in client assets. Hirtle Callaghan is a client-centric, conflict-free investment firm that sells no investment products. Rather, the firm manages complete, custom-designed investment programs for families and institutional investors.
Through her 30 year career in the investment industry, Ranji held executive and portfolio management positions at world-class asset management firms: UBS Asset Management, AllianceBernstein, Bridgewater Associates and Corsair Capital. She also served as chief investment advisor to the administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg for the City of New York's public employee pension plans.
Ranji has served on numerous Boards and Investment Committees including currently serving as a Trustee of the Curtis Institute, and previously as a member of the Yale University Investments Committee, the Yale School of Management Advisory Board, and the North American Council of Ashoka, a global fellowship of social entrepreneurs, among others. She earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University in India, a MBA from the Yale School of Management and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Ranji is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and moderator for the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Her chief life mission outside of building the most highly regarded investment firm in the finance industry at Hirtle Callaghan is to deepen the crucial connection between Finance and Society through the Aspen Finance Leaders Fellowship, which she founded at the Aspen Institute. Ranji relies greatly on her husband Bo Hopkins, a professor at Yale University and their two grown children Mira and Jay for their shared laughter, love and courage.