Monday, April 16, 2012

Marquette's chief investment officer, Sean Gissal, honored by Institutional Investor

Sean Gissal, CFA, chief investment officer, has been named the Small Endowment Manager of the Year in Institutional Investor magazine's 2012 U.S. Investment Management Awards. The awards recognize eight U.S. institutional investors whose innovative strategies and fiduciary savvy resulted in impressive overall fund performance.

Gissal, who manages Marquette's $400 million endowment, graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1995. He will be honored and awarded at a dinner and ceremony Monday, May 14, in New York. 

Institutional Investor's 3rd Annual U.S. Investment Management Awards recognizes U.S. institutional investors whose innovative strategies and fiduciary savvy have resulted in impressive returns, as well as U.S. money managers in more than 34 asset classes who stood out in the eyes of the investor community for their exceptional performance, risk management and service.

Institutional investor award winners were chosen by the editorial staff of Institutional Investor magazine based on their market intelligence, performance data and additional information received from the industry following a public call for nominations.  Manager winners were also selected by the editors of the magazine based on the results of a survey conducted of U.S. institutional investors.

Also being honored with the 2012 Money Management Lifetime Achievement award is two-time Marquette alumnus Dan Fuss, vice-chairman of Loomis, Sayles & Co. Fuss is a 1955 graduate of Marquette's College of Business Administration and earned his graduate degree from Marquette in 1965.