Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies Names New Trading and Investment Operations Director

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies [MACP] announced that Matthew Minnis has been promoted to Director, Trading and Investment Operations. In this role, Matt will have primary responsibility for all trading execution, investment operations, and operational due diligence for MACP investment opportunities. In addition to these expanded responsibilities, he will continue supporting the investment team on key strategic initiatives.

Shawn Wischmeier, MACP’s Chief Investment Officer, remarked, “This promotion reflects not only how instrumental Matt has been in developing our trading strategy and execution, but also his leadership in establishing strong policies and processes that govern our day to day investment operations.”

Matt joined MACP in 2013 as Portfolio Manager, Risk Management and Asset Allocation, and he transitioned into the role of Portfolio Manager, Trading and Investment Operations in mid-2014. Prior to joining the Philanthropies, Matt was Vice President of Corporate Foreign Exchange Sales at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

About Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) is the umbrella over the grantmaking foundations funded by the late Margaret Cargill: Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation. In keeping with Ms. Cargill’s direction, MACP provides meaningful support through long-term relationships with strategic grantee partners to make a measurable and sustainable difference on priority problems in seven domains: Environment, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Arts & Cultures, Teachers, Animal Welfare, Quality of Life, and Legacy & Opportunity. The collective assets of MACP place it among the 10 largest philanthropies in the United States.

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