Mark Yusko is the Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management, a forward-thinking investment management firm with a burgeoning global footprint.
The firm advises pension funds, endowments, and wealthy individuals.
Prior to forming Morgan Creek, Mr. Yusko was President, Chief Investment Officer, and Founder of UNC Management Company, the Endowment investment office for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, from 1998 to 2004. He directly oversaw strategic and tactical asset allocation recommendations to the Investment Fund Board, investment manager selection, manager performance evaluation, spending policy management, and performance reporting. Total assets under management were $1.5 billion. Until 1998, Mr. Yusko was the Senior Investment Director for the University of Notre Dame Investment Office where he joined as the Assistant Investment Officer in 1993. He worked with the Chief Investment Officer in all aspects of Endowment Management.
Mr. Yusko received his Bachelor of Science Degree, with Honors, in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago. Mr. Yusko is an advisory board member of a number of private capital partnerships and alternative investment programs. Mr. Yusko is an Investment Committee member of the MCNC Endowment, a member of the DukeEngage National Advisory Board at Duke University, President and Chairman of the Investment Committee of The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Foundation at the University of Notre Dame, and President and Head of Investment Committee of the Morgan Creek Foundation.
He is a frequent commentator on the alternative investment industry and has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and other major networks as well as in outlets including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.