Jason Safran appointed Chief Investment Officer
Following national research, Jason R. Safran, CFA, has been appointed Director of Investments at Texas Christian University after serving in an interim role since August 1. Safran has been with TCU for nine years and replaces James “Jim” Hille, Senior Director of Investments, who retired after 15 years of service.
“After extensive national research and meeting many outstanding candidates, Mr. Safran was clearly the first choice. I am delighted that Jason has accepted this position and that we can benefit from his experience and knowledge, “said Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr ..” His contributions over the years to the financial stability of TCU and his close relationship with the university ensures continuity in the management of our investments in support of TCU’s mission. Under his care and as a key part of our leadership team, our growing endowment will position TCU for its next 150 years of Horned Frog education.
Safran will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the university’s endowment assets of more than $ 2 billion. He will develop and oversee TCU’s short and long term investment plans, allocate assets and pursue investment decisions that enhance risk-adjusted returns.
“I am delighted to take on this stimulating role and look forward to building on the momentum we have gained,” said Safran. “It is gratifying to be able to support my alma mater through careful monitoring of staffing and management resources which will further enhance the TCU experience and our academic mission.”
Safran joined TCU’s staffing team in August 2012 and held the position of senior asset manager. Previously, he was Senior Investment Analyst for Texas Capital Bank and Portfolio Manager for Smith Asset Management, LP, where he was responsible for relative value equity strategies.
Safran holds a BBA in finance from TCU and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a chartered financial analyst and was a director of the CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth.