James J. Dunn
Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
James Dunn is vice president and chief investment officer at Wake Forest University, responsible for investment of the University's endowment, working capital and life income assets of over $1.4 billion. Jim was appointed chief investment officer at Wake Forest University in July 2009 and he works closely with the investment policy committee of the University's Board of Trustees in partnering with the most sophisticated investment management organizations throughout the world. Jim also serves on the President Cabinet, the University Senate, the Wake Forest Faculty Athletics Committee and the College Town Steering Committee.
Previously, Jim was managing director, chief investment officer, for Wilshire Funds Management, the money management arm of Wilshire Associates. At Wilshire, Jim was responsible for asset allocation, portfolio construction and manager research. During Jim’s tenure, Wilshire Funds Management assets grew from $9 billion to $53 billion under management. Jim served as the chairman of the Wilshire Funds Management investment committee and served as portfolio manager for all of Wilshire’s alternative investment portfolios. Prior to Wilshire, Jim’s background was primarily in alternative investments and capital markets.
Jim holds a BBA in Finance from Villanova University. He is married and the father of two boys. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the ASGI Agility Income Fund, ASGI Corbin Multi-Strategy Fund, LLC and the ASGI Aurora Opportunities Fund, LLC. Jim also sits on the Milken Global Capital Markets Advisory Council, the CAPTRUST Advisory Board, the North Carolina Investment Roundtable, the Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem Advisory Board and the CFA North Carolina Society’s Strategic Advisory Board and he serves on the Board of Trustees at Forsyth Country Day School.