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Personal Profile of Dr. Margaret Holen

Dr. Margaret Holen
A retired Goldman Sachs partner, Margaret Holen is currently a private investor. With Professor John Mulvey and a student team from Princeton, she has been researching best practices and quantitative techniques for non-profit endowment capital allocation. She serves on the boards of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the Riverside Park Conservancy and on the Investment Committee of the Goldman Sachs Foundation. She also serves on the Princeton University Operations Research and Financial Engineering Department Advisory Council and the UC Berkeley Haas Masters in Financial Engineering Advisory Committee.

Margaret held a wide array of leadership and management positions at Goldman. Over her career, she led quantitative groups in sales, trading and investment banking with mandates in equities, credit, foreign exchange, reinsurance, special situations investing, mortgages, and foreign exchange. She successfully built and managed diverse teams and spearheaded strategic projects across divisions. She also engaged closely with many of Goldman’s clients, including corporations, specialty finance companies, private equity investors and insurance companies. In addition, she served on the Securities Division Risk Committee and the Investment Committee for the Goldman Sachs Reinsurance Group. She continues to serve as a member of the Goldman Sachs Foundation Investment Committee.

Holen earned a Ph.D. from Princeton, an M.Sc. from Oxford, where she was a Fulbright Scholar, and a B.S. from The University of Chicago, all in mathematics.
Current/Future Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Feb 22, 2014 Feb 28, 2018
Committee on Trustees Mar 07, 2015 Mar 01, 2017
Finance Committee Feb 11, 2014 Feb 28, 2018

Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Committee on Trustees Apr 28, 2014 Feb 28, 2015