Mauricia A. Geissler, Chief Investment Officer, Amherst College

Geissler joined Amherst College in 2003 after holding senior investment positions for Lucent Technologies, Putnam Investments, and SEI Corporation. In her present position, she oversees all aspects of the $2 billion Amherst College endowment. She holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin, and is involved in a number of community programs.


Gus Sauter, Retired CIO for Vanguard

Mr. Sauter retired from his role as Vanguard’s first global chief investment officer at the end of 2012, after 25 years with the company. As Vanguard’s CIO, he was a member of the CEO’s senior staff, and he oversaw portfolio management of Vanguard’s $1.7 trillion of internally managed stock, bond, and money market funds. He also was a member of the investment committee that oversaw the portfolio management of the external advisors that Vanguard used. Mr. Sauter worked on industry issues with governmental entities including the SEC, and the Federal Reserve, as well as providing Congressional testimony. He served as a member of various industry committees, including the Investment Company Institute Trading Committee, the NYSE Institutional Advisors’ Trading Committee, the NASDAQ Quality of Markets, and the Securities Industry Association Trading Committee. He participated on the AIMR (now CFA Institute) Best Execution Task Force.

He currently is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investors Advisory Group and three investment committees for a foundation, an endowment and an Australian retirement fund. He is a member of the University of Chicago Booth School Council for the dean, and he is the Chairman of the Booth School’s alumni fund raising committee. He also writes articles for The Wall Street Journal on line edition. He received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in 1976 and his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1980.