Feder named managing director of private markets at Washington University in St. Louis


Daniel E. Feder, JD, has been named managing director of private markets at Washington University Investment Management Co. (WUIMC) — the investment office for the endowment at Washington University in St. Louis.

As a senior member of the WUIMC, Feder will play a key role in the overall management of WUSTL’s endowment and other university assets, which were valued at $6.2 billion at the end of the 2013 fiscal year.

His appointment is effective Dec. 2, according to Kimberly G. Walker, WUIMC’s chief investment officer.

“Dan Feder is an experienced investor who brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to private market portfolio management for sophisticated institutional capital pools. With this experience, Dan will build upon the program the WUIMC staff has put together over the past seven years,” Walker said.

As director of private markets, Feder will work with the chief investment officer and WUIMC staff to develop and implement the endowment’s global private market strategies and portfolio construction, principally in the areas of private equity, private real assets and other private market alternative investments.

“I am extremely excited about joining the investment team at Washington University, helping advance the university’s mission and becoming a member of the Washington University community,” Feder said.

Feder previously was a senior investment manager in the endowment services area at TIAA-CREF and the managing director of private markets for the Sequoia Capital Heritage Fund (an endowment-style investment fund sponsored by Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park, Calif.).

Prior to joining Sequoia Capital, Feder was the managing director of private equity and venture capital with the investment office for Princeton University’s endowment from 2000 to 2008.

Feder earned a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in political science from the University of Massachusetts in 1984; a law degree, cum laude, from Boston University in 1987; and a master’s degree in economics from Trinity College in 1997.

He is a fellow in the American College of Investment Counsel and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Feder serves on the investment committee of the University of Massachusetts Foundation.