Commonfund Announces Investment Team Changes

January 28, 2013 ( – Commonfund announced changes to the investment team at Commonfund Capital, its wholly owned subsidiary investing in global private equity, venture capital and natural resources.

Tim Yates rejoined Commonfund Capital as a managing director, a new position responsible for portfolio construction of its separate/custom accounts. He joined Commonfund Capital’s rotational analyst program in 2000 and was part of Commonfund’s Strategic Solutions team for the last ten years.  

Dave Jensen joins as an associate director, a new position focusing on private equity.He comes to Commonfund Capital from Portfolio Advisors, where he specialized in due diligence on private equity, venture capital and emerging markets opportunities.  

Former managing director Brijesh Jeevarathnam, who joined Commonfund Capital in 2006, is now co-head of Venture Capital.  

The investment manager also announced Leenong Li has been promoted to managing director, heading Commonfund Capital’s Beijing office and Asian initiatives.Managing director Mark Hoeing, who has led Commonfund Capital’s London office since 2009, now has the added title of head of Europe.    

Both Hoeing and Jeevarathnam will participate on the Commonfund Capital investment committee with observer status.