As head of Commonfund Institute, Mr. John Griswold directs investor education and market research activities.
Griswold joined the Institute as head of Client Services in 1992. He initiated and has supervised the Commonfund Benchmarks Studies® of the performance of educational endowments, foundations, operating charities, and healthcare institutions, which collectively survey the investment performance and practices of over 1,400 nonprofit institutions annually. In addition, he supervises and speaks at Commonfund’s annual Endowment Institute, Commonfund Forum, monthly Trustee Roundtables, and nonprofit and investment industry conferences in the U.S., Europe, and Canada.
Griswold has authored many articles and book chapters on endowment management, governance, and the management of investment committees. He is a member of numerous non-profit boards and investment committees, including the board of trustees of BoardSource (Chair), The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the Greenwich Roundtable, the National Business Officers Association (NBOA), and the Regional Plan Association of New York.
Griswold is a graduate of Yale University.