Amy C. Falls, vice president and chief investment officer at Northwestern University, serves on the Ford Foundation Board of Trustees. From 2011 to 2021, as chief investment officer and vice president for investments at the Rockefeller University, she oversaw the Rockefeller University Investments Office, which manages approximately $1.9 billion in endowment assets.
Prior to that, Falls served as chief investment officer at Andover (Phillips Academy), where she led the effort to establish the Andover Investment Office, the first of its kind for a traditional independent secondary school. Under her leadership, the endowment generated top quartile results from 2007 to 2010. In 2010, the publishers of Institutional Investor selected Falls as a “rising star of foundations and endowments.”
Before her tenure at Andover, Falls served as a managing director and global fixed income strategist for Morgan Stanley and was a member of the firm’s fixed income management and global asset allocation committees. She is currently on the board of the Harvard Management Company and the Land & Garden Preserve, and she serves as board chair of the Phillips Academy. Falls continues to teach on topics in international investing and risk management, most recently at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College.
Falls earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in international development from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.