Hunter Lewis

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"Hunter Lewis was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1947 and graduated from the Groton School and Harvard University (AB 1969). After working at the Boston Company, then one of the largest investment managers, first as assistant to the president and then vice-president, in 1975 Mr. Lewis co-founded and served as Co-Chief Executive and then Chief Executive of Cambridge Associates LLC, an investment and financial advisor to research universities and colleges representing over three-fourths of U.S. higher education endowment assets, foundations, cultural organizations, international organizations, and other non-profit institutions as well as families. Mr. Lewis was a co-inventor of what became known as the American University style of institutional investing, which gave American university endowment funds the highest investment returns in the world among institutional investors, and which became widely emulated.

"In addition to his work at Cambridge Associates, Mr. Lewis has served as Treasurer and President of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, a graduate research institute affiliated with 150 American colleges and universities; Chairman of the National Environmental Trust; Chairman of Dumbarton Oaks (affiliate of Harvard University); founder and Chairman of the Trearne Foundation, which provides educational assistance to foster children; Chairman of the Worldwatch Institute; Chairman of Shelburne Farms; Treasurer of the World Wildlife Fund (World Wide Fund for Nature); Trustee of World Wildlife Fund International (World Wide Fund for Nature); Trustee of the Morgan Library; Trustee of the Culpepper Foundation (which merged into the Rockefeller Brothers Fund); Director of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello); Trustee of the Core Knowledge Foundation; Trustee of the Peabody School; Trustee of the Groton School; and member of the World Bank Pension Finance Committee.

"Mr. Lewis has contributed to many newspapers, periodicals, and web sites including the New York Times, the Times of London, the Washington Post, the Atlantic Monthly, and, and is also author of six books on economics and moral philosophy and editor of others.

"Mr. Lewis’s most recent book is: Where Keynes Went Wrong And Why World Governments Keep Creating Inflation, Bubbles, and Busts. (See;; and" [1]


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  1. anh-usa Hunter Lewis, organizational web page, accessed July 20, 2013.