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Personal Profile of Mr. Edward D. Baker III

Biography
Mr. Baker is currently Senior Managing Director, Currency Management of Mesirow Financial, a Chicago based financial services firm and works out of their London office. He was previously Executive Chairman of The Cambridge Strategy, a London based investment group, and served on their board of directors, he held these positions until October 2018. He was the Chief Investment Officer of Emerging Markets Growth Equities at AllianceBernstein in London until April of 2007. Mr. Baker joined Alliance Capital in 1995 and served as head of Alliance Capital’s Emerging Markets Growth Equity business and also served as CEO of their London office.

Prior to joining Alliance in 1995, Mr. Baker worked for Barra, Inc., an investment technology firm. He joined Barra in 1978 and became Director of Marketing in 1986.

He is currently a member of the board of directors of Quantal Group, an investment technology firm, and a Trustee for the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, the UC Berkeley Foundation and the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. He is on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Investment Consulting, which is published by the Investments and Wealth Institute. Mr. Baker earned a MS degree from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a Regents Fellow and completed work there towards PhD’s in both mathematics and finance.
Current/Future Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Audit Committee Mar 02, 2013 Mar 01, 2021
Board of Trustees Treasurer (4/1/11-3/31/19); Board Chair (4/1/19-3/31/22) Mar 02, 2009 Mar 31, 2022
Committee on Trustees Jan 01, 2019 Mar 31, 2022
Finance Committee Finance Chair, Board Treasurer Apr 01, 2011 Feb 28, 2021
Investment Committee Chair (3/17/09-2/29/2020) Nov 06, 2008 Feb 29, 2020
Steering Committee Treasurer (03.01.08-03.31.19) & Board Chair (4.1.19-3.31.22) Mar 01, 2008 Mar 31, 2019

Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Audit Committee Ex officio, Treasurer Apr 01, 2011 Mar 03, 2012
Board of Trustees Apr 01, 2001 Apr 01, 2005
Board of Trustees Secretary of the Board (3/1/08-3/31/2011) Mar 05, 2005 Mar 01, 2009
Committee on Trustees May 16, 2006 Mar 01, 2007
Corporate Partners Committee Chair, Corporate Partners Committee Oct 25, 2007 Mar 31, 2014
Development Committee Mar 01, 2003 Mar 31, 2017
Finance Committee Secretary, 2008-3/31/11 Nov 06, 2008 Mar 31, 2011
Strategic Planning Committee Dec 01, 2016 Mar 31, 2018