Wed, Aug 17, 2022
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Hirtle Callaghan taps Stephen Vaccaro for private equity

Friday, August 16, 2019
Opalesque Industry Update - Hirtle Callaghan, pioneers of the Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) model with over $20 billion under management, announced today that Stephen Vaccaro has joined the firm as Director of Private Equity. Mr. Vaccaro is an accomplished investment professional with more than 15 years of experience in endowment management and consulting, including the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and BCG.

Mr. Vaccaro is working closely with Hirtle Callaghan's investment team to oversee private equity investment efforts on behalf of the firm's family, endowment, foundation, healthcare, and pension clients. He reports to Dan McCollum, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, who leads the firm's manager selection and is himself an endowment veteran, having joined Hirtle Callaghan from Brown University. Mr. Vaccaro also serves as a member of Hirtle Callaghan's Investment Policy Committee and Investment Strategy Committee.

"We are excited to welcome a professional of Stephen's caliber to the investment team at a time when private equity is an increasingly important component of our clients' portfolios," said Mr. McCollum. "Stephen brings an impressive track record leading private equity investments and a robust relationship network of talented fund managers. We are certain that his extensive experience at two of the world's most prestigious university endowments will further enhance our ability to identify and access top performing private equity managers."

Mr. Vaccaro joins Hirtle Callaghan from the University of Pennsylvania's Office of Investments, where he focused for eight years on growing the private equity investment program for the University's $13 billion endowment and $2 billion pension fund. As a senior team member, Mr. Vaccaro played an active role in investment committee discussions across public equity, private equity, real assets, and absolute return strategies.

Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Vaccaro was a senior team member at Princeton University's $26 billion endowment, where he worked in private investments across buyouts, venture capital, natural resources, and real estate. Before Princeton, Mr. Vaccaro served as a principal in BCG's New York and Moscow offices, where he led numerous projects for private equity firms, investment banks, global corporations, and start-up ventures. Mr. Vaccaro holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from Yale University. He is also a CFA charterholder.

"I am honored to take on this new role at Hirtle Callaghan and build on the firm's three-decade legacy of partnering with families and institutions to serve as their investment office and helping them in achieving their goals," said Mr. Vaccaro.

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Opalesque Exclusive: Hong Kong manager expects additional tailwind in Asian markets[more]

    B. G., Opalesque Geneva: The Asia equity markets have not been at their best so far this year, with the MSCI Asia index down almost 13% YTD, but many managers remain buoyant about the region, as in

  2. Opalesque Exclusive: Emerging markets persist despite headwinds[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Emerging markets have been under significant pressure since the start of the year, but there are some nascent trends that suggest that things could be getting better. Emerging markets firm Gramercy Fund Management recently released its third quarter outlook and

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Castle Hall's DiligenceExchange free Transparency Reports cover 100 managers with $10tn of assets[more]

    Matthias Knab, Opalesque for New Managers: Managers and investors can get free access to DiligenceExchange here: https://bit.ly/DXCInfo Castle Hall, the Du

  4. Other Voices: ESG exuberance is at all-time highs. But will investors buy?[more]

    As investors increase their focus on mission-based investing, they continue to grapple with ESG and what it means to them. By David Shalom, Director of Capital Introductions at Pershing Innovation. New investment solutions. That's how managers deliver value and attract new inve

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: This European mezzanine debt strategy offers equity-like returns with downside protection[more]

    B. G., Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Mezzanine financier SIG-i operates in a relatively uncrowded space by proactively manufacturing financing solutions as an alternative to traditional debt and equity instrume

  6. Opalesque Exclusive: Hong Kong manager expects additional tailwind in Asian markets[more]

    B. G., Opalesque Geneva: The Asia equity markets have not been at their best so far this year, with the MSCI Asia index down almost 13% YTD, but many managers remain buoyant about the region, as in

  7. Opalesque Exclusive: Emerging markets persist despite headwinds[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Emerging markets have been under significant pressure since the start of the year, but there are some nascent trends that suggest that things could be getting better. Emerging markets firm Gramercy Fund Management recently released its third quarter outlook and

  8. Opalesque Exclusive: Castle Hall's DiligenceExchange free Transparency Reports cover 100 managers with $10tn of assets[more]

    Matthias Knab, Opalesque for New Managers: Managers and investors can get free access to DiligenceExchange here: https://bit.ly/DXCInfo Castle Hall, the Du

  9. Other Voices: ESG exuberance is at all-time highs. But will investors buy?[more]

    As investors increase their focus on mission-based investing, they continue to grapple with ESG and what it means to them. By David Shalom, Director of Capital Introductions at Pershing Innovation. New investment solutions. That's how managers deliver value and attract new inve

  10. Opalesque Exclusive: This European mezzanine debt strategy offers equity-like returns with downside protection[more]

    B. G., Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Mezzanine financier SIG-i operates in a relatively uncrowded space by proactively manufacturing financing solutions as an alternative to traditional debt and equity instrume