Jay Willoughby joined TIFF in 2015 and serves as Chief Investment Officer, responsible for portfolio management and presiding over the full range of TIFF’s investment activities and programs. He chairs TIFF’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining TIFF, Mr. Willoughby spent four years as CIO of the State of Alaska’s roughly $50 billion sovereign wealth fund, the Alaska Permanent Fund. Previously, he was Co-Managing Partner at Ironbound Capital Management and spent nine years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers LP as CIO, Private Investors Group; Head of Research for Equity Funds; and Senior Portfolio Manager, Merrill Lynch Real Estate Fund. He received a BA in biology from Pomona College and an MBA from Columbia University. Mr. Willoughby is a CFA charterholder and serves on the board of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Foundation, which supports the development of accounting standards that help investors understand which sustainability factors can have a material impact on the future financial performance of individual public companies. He also serves on the board of American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH), a real estate investment trust.