Amy C. Falls, chief investment officer and vice president for investments at the Rockefeller University, serves on the Ford Foundation Board of Trustees. She oversees the Rockefeller University Investments Office, which manages approximately $1.9 billion in endowment assets. Founded in 1901 by John D. Rockefeller, the Rockefeller University is a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics, and physics.
Falls joined the Rockefeller University in April 2011, after serving as the chief investment officer at Andover (Phillips Academy) for six years. She led the effort to establish the Andover Investment Office, the first of its kind for a traditional independent secondary school. Under her leadership, the endowment generated top quartile results from 2007 to 2010. In 2010, the publishers of Institutional Investor selected Falls as a “rising star of foundations and endowments.”
Prior to her tenure at Andover, Falls served as a managing director and global fixed income strategist for Morgan Stanley and was a member of the firm’s fixed income management and global asset allocation committees. She is currently on the board of the Harvard Management Company and the Land & Garden Preserve, and she serves as treasurer of the Phillips Academy Board of Trustees. Falls continues to teach on topics in international investing and risk management, most recently at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College.
Falls earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in international development from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.