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Martin Appointed Chief Investment Officer

Anne Martin has been appointed Wesleyan’s Chief Investment Officer. Her appointment is the culmination of an intensive search that began in October and included many individual candidates as well as investment management firms.

“We explored a variety of models for the management of Wesleyan’s portfolio before concluding that we had found the outstanding candidate in Anne Martin, of the Yale University Investments Office,” says President Michael S. Roth. “We are confident that her experience, financial acumen, and disciplined

Student Team Makes Smart Investments during Economic Struggle

Wesleyan Investment Group co-chairs Dan O'Brien '10, Ramanan Sivalingam '10 and Mike Levin '09 make executive decisions on a Wesleyan account.

While the financial markets continue to decline, a group of Wesleyan students is proving that there’s always a way to defy the current trend.

This fall, the student-run Wesleyan Investment Group increased their portfolio from $27,500 up to $44,000.

“We’re very selective in our stock purchases, and we analyze each company very carefully,” says Wesleyan Investment Group co-chair Ramanan Sivalingam ’10.

Sivalingam and the group’s other two co-chairs Dan O’Brien ’10 and Mike Levin ’09 manage the group. It has about 20 active members and 40 subscribed to the club’s list-serve. Participants are from all currently matriculated class years.

“We’re a diverse group when it comes to general knowledge of the stock market

Kannam Speaks on Economy to Community Foundation

Tom Kannam

Tom Kannam

Tom Kannam, vice-president and chief investment officer, was a guest speaker during a Middlesex County Community Foundation meeting in mid November. Kannam shared his expertise about the economy, highlighting the foreclosure crisis and offered his opinion on economic recovery. The meeting was featured in the Middletown Press.