7th June 2023

Two senior appointments to the investment team

Heinrich Merz joins as Managing Director and Peter Maher joins as Investment Director

Oxford University Endowment Management (“OUem”) is pleased to announce two senior appointments to its investment team.

Heinrich Merz joins as Managing Director from Pictet Alternative Advisors, where he was Head of Hedge Funds since 2017 and a member of the Pictet investment committee. In his role, Heinrich led fund investments in liquid public equity and credit totalling over $10.7 billion.

Heinrich brings over 20 years of experience of investing in these asset classes. Prior to Pictet, Heinrich held various investment roles including CIO at Amundi Alternative Investments, overseeing alternative assets for institutional clients, and Deputy CIO at Permal Group. He began his career in alternative investments at Concordia Advisors.

Heinrich holds a master’s degree from both Oxford and Columbia University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Peter Maher joins as Investment Director and brings significant experience advising and managing multi-asset portfolios for charities, family offices and corporates. Peter was most recently the Head of Venture Capital Investing at Legal & General from 2021-2023. Prior to that, he spent seven years at Cambridge Associates, where his last position was as Head of EMEA Private Equity and Venture Capital Research. Over this time, he has been responsible for investing approximately $3 billion of capital into private markets strategies.

Peter holds a master’s degree from Tufts University and an MBA from Duke University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Heinrich will join in September and Peter will join in July. Both will report to Neamul Mohsin, Deputy CIO.

Commenting on the appointments, Sandra Robertson, CEO and CIO, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Heinrich and Peter to OUem. Both bring distinct but extensive investment experience which deepens the capabilities across our investment team. We look forward to them joining the team.”

Heinrich Merz said:

“I am excited to be joining OUem and look forward to working with Sandra, Neamul and an exceptional investment team to continue to bring value to the endowments it manages.”

Peter Maher said:

“I am thrilled to be joining OUem at this exciting time and contributing to the success of the team in delivering long-term returns for investors.”