CIO, Kingdon Foundation
Rosemary Sagar, Chief Investment Officer of Kingdon Foundation, has over 35 years’ experience investing in global listed equities as well as hedge funds, Private Equity, late stage VC funds, secondary funds, other non-traditional strategies, and private direct deals. Since early 2005, Rosemary has managed the investments of the Kingdon Foundation and charitable trusts for Mark Kingdon, founder and principal of Kingdon Capital Management LLC, a hedge fund established in 1983.
From 1996 to 2004, Rosemary was Head of Global Investments at US Trust and managed $1.6 billion in mutual funds, common trust funds, and separate accounts. From 1990 to 1996, Rosemary was SVP, International Equities at GE Investments in Stamford, CT, and was responsible for managing $1.8bn for GE pension fund, NYCERS, NYC Teachers and NYC Police. She was also Chair of GE (UK) Common Investment Fund (GE’s largest pension fund outside of North America) and a board member of the GE Netherlands Pension Fund. Previously, Rosemary was Associate Director of European Research at Baring Securities, VP International Research at Drexel Burnham Lambert and the first international analyst hired at Morgan Stanley, reporting to Barton Biggs. In addition, she was on the Advisory Board of NYSE Euronext for 15 years.
Rosemary was a member of the International Advisory Board of NYSE Euronext and its predecessor the Paris Bourse for 15 years from 1995 to 2010, and also served on the Advisory Boards of Comex and the Polish Private Equity Fund.
As part of the family legacy established by her late father Dr. Vidya Sagar, Rosemary is a member of the Executive Committee of the IP law firm Remfry & Sagar () founded in 1827, leading in India and among the oldest worldwide. She is also Chair of The Sagar School (), a co-educational boarding school in Rajasthan, India. She is also a Trustee and Co-Chair of the Investment Committee of Rumsey Hall School in Washington Depot, CT, and is a member of the NY Committee of Human Rights Watch.
She received her MBA from Columbia University, where she was a student of Jim Rogers in Securities Analysis. She obtained a BS from Boston University (summa cum laude, Beta Gamma Sigma) and a ‘degré superieur’, (mention “bien”) from the Sorbonne.