Allan S. Bufferd

Allan S. Bufferd, ScD, JD, was elected to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees in January 2007.

Bufferd, a renowned investment adviser and manager, retired in 2006 from his post as treasurer and chief investment officer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) after a 34-year career there. During his tenure at MIT, he led the formation of investment policy and the management of the Institute's endowment and pension assets, which grew from $600 million to over $12 billion. He is a director of Admirals Bank, Adveq AG (Switzerland), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Advisors LLC, Children’s Hospital of Boston, City of London Investment Management Group (London), Makena Capital Management LLC, Morgan Stanley Prime Property Fund, and Och-Ziff Capital Management Group. He also is an adviser to the Computer History Museum, Grayce B. Kerr Fund, Lumina Foundation, and the National University of Singapore. In addition, Bufferd serves as chairman of the Controlled Risk Insurance Company/Risk Management Foundation and of the Harvard/MIT Cooperative Society.

Bufferd is an MIT graduate with an SB, SM and ScD in materials engineering and a JD from Suffolk University.


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