Erin Archer is Treasurer at Syracuse University, which she recently joined after a period as Treasurer and Director of Investments of DePaul University in Chicago, where she oversaw the endowment. She started her career in sell-side research and has had a global career including four years in London and two years in South Africa, where she focused on the consumer sector.
Our conversation covers Erin’s time in investment banking and an adventurous period covering the consumer sector across Emerging Markets. That triggered a discussion of her views on using Emerging Market allocations in institutional portfolios. We move to discussing values, and some of the behaviors that work well in life, and should translate more to the business of finance.