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Rosemary Sagar, CFA

Chief Investment Officer
Kingdon Foundation
Kingdon Capital Management, LLC

Rosemary joined Kingdon Capital Management LLC in February 2005 to oversee Kingdon Advisory, which makes recommendations for investment into hedge funds, PE funds,secondary funds, VC fundsand co-investments.  In her role as Chief Investment Officer of the Mark and Anla Cheng Kingdon Foundation, she is a member of numerous LP Advisory Committees.  She is a frequent panelist at family office conferences including SALT and Opal, and is also a member of the NY Committee of Human Rights Watch.

 

Rosemary was Managing Director and Head of Global Investments at US Trust from 1996 to 2004, where she and her team managed$1.6bn in mutual funds, common trust funds, and separate accounts.  She chaired the Global Investment Committee and was a member of the Excelsior Venture Partners III, LLC Investment Committee. 

 

From 1990 to 1996, Rosemary was SVP, International Equities at GE Investments in Stamford, CT, and was responsible for managing $1.8bn for GE and several large public pension funds, including NYC Employees Retirement System, NYC Police and NYC Teachers.  She was 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.  From 1987 to 1990, Rosemary was Associate Director of European Research at Baring Securities. Prior to that, she was a VP, International Research at Drexel Burnham Lambert and from 1984 to 1986 was the first international analyst at Morgan Stanley, reporting to Barton Biggs.  

 

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.

 

Rosemary was a Trustee and Co-Chair of the Investment Committee of Rumsey Hall School in Washington Depot, CT from 2015 to 2019.  She was a member of the International Advisory Board of NYSE Euronext and its predecessor the Paris Bourse from 1995 to 2010, and served on the Advisory Boards of Comexand the Polish Private Equity Fund.  She received her MBA from Columbia University,her BS from Boston University (summa cum laude, Beta Gamma Sigma) and a ‘degrésuperieur’, (mention “bien”) from the Sorbonne.