Cathy Swain

Director of Investment Oversight


Cathy joined U. T. System in January 2005 and is responsible to oversee U. T. System assets that are managed by (UTIMCO), totaling more than $20 billion, on behalf of the U. T. System Board of Regents. She provides and interprets information for decision-making by the Board of Regents, the Chancellor, and Regental Directors of UTIMCO. Cathy’s career includes 15 years focused on alternative investments for large institutional investors and seven years doing private placements as an investment banker and venture capitalist. She served on institutional investment committees; filled senior management roles in portfolio management, valuation, research, and consulting; conducted institutional investment manager searches and performed due diligence; was CFO/COO of a regional community development corporation and CEO of a regional property management company; taught college courses and professional workshops; authored published articles; and contributed actively in finance industry associations. She earned her BA in economics (Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa) and MS in finance (Highest Distinction, NDEA Fellow) from the University of Illinois, and subsequently completed post-graduate studies concentrated in insurance at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She also completed Morgan Guaranty Bank’s management training program. In addition to her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, she successfully completed all individual segments of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) examinations and the NASD Series 63 licensing examination.


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