Stohler named managing director of asset allocation


Michael L. Stohler, PhD, has been named managing director of asset allocation at the Washington University Investment Management Company (WUIMC) – the investment office for the endowment at Washington University in St. Louis.

In this capacity, Stohler will play a key role in the overall management of the university’s endowment and other assets, which were valued at $7.3 billion at the end of the 2014 fiscal year.

His appointment was effective June 15, according to Kimberly G. Walker, WUIMC’s chief investment officer.

“Mike Stohler is distinguished by his deep knowledge of complex investment strategies and will apply his portfolio construction, risk management and quantitative skillsets to developing the endowment’s investment strategy,” Walker said.

As managing director of asset allocation, Stohler will work with WUIMC staff and its board to develop and implement the endowment’s asset positioning, risk management and research efforts.

Stohler previously worked at J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Private Bank group for 10 years. His most recent position was in London as managing director and international head of portfolio construction.

Previous positions at J.P. Morgan included chief risk officer of the alternative investments platform and vice president of the alternative investments team.

Stohler earned a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in physics from St. Olaf College in 1996; a doctorate in physics from Purdue University in 2002; and a master’s of business administration from New York University in 2004.