Katie Wyatt is CIO of the endowment of Loyola University in Chicago, a role she has held for close to two years. She was previously director of investments at the pharmaceutical company Abbott, where she spent over 11 years, and prior to that held a range of roles in equity research. She recently became a member of the Board of Directors of the CFA Society of Chicago.
We discuss Katie’s career journey, and how she was empowered to be interested in investing at a very early age. We discuss the mission and purpose that have guided her personally and professionally, and examine how in a university endowment it is possible to infuse the investment policy with principles of the organization. The mission of her Jesuit institution is to work to expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice and faith, and this triggers a wide ranging discussion on the topics of investing with impact.