Ohio State names new Chief Investment Officer

The Ohio State University names a new Chief Investment Officer (“CIO”) as the current CIO announces his retirement. Vishnu Srinivasan (“Vish”), an accomplished investment executive, will oversee the future strategic development and ongoing management of the university’s Long Term Investment Pool beginning on May 18th. 

Vish will succeed John C. Lane, who will retire this June after joining the university in 2014. Prior to joining Ohio State, John was the CIO of the $90 billion Ohio Public Employee Retirement System, and he will continue to support the Office of Investments until his retirement date of June 12th.  

Vish joins the university with exceptional expertise, most recently serving as Managing Director with the Pritzker Family Foundations in Chicago. As the primary contact for several core manager relationships across asset classes, he led fund investing efforts in long-only equity, private equity and hedge funds across all geographies. Vish previously served as an Analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and as a Principal at Berkshire Partners LLC in Boston. Vish earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Vish and his family will be relocating from Chicago. 

“We are fortunate to have attracted Vish to Ohio State,” said Mike Papadakis, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “He is a forward-thinking investor with an outstanding reputation and proven track record of success, which is essential for this important role in managing a large, complex institutional portfolio.”

The CIO advises the University President, Audit, Compliance & Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees, the Investment Working Group, Senior Vice President for the Office of Business and Finance and CFO, donors, and other stakeholders related to the university's investment portfolio and its performance. The portfolio includes a diversified mix of global equities (63.5%), global fixed income (28.2%), and real assets (8.3%) with an ending market value of $4.9 billion as of March 31, 2020