Hunter Lewis

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Hunter Lewis

Hunter Lewis (born October 1947) is the co-founder of Cambridge Associates LLC, a global investment firm, and author of books in the fields of economics and moral philosophy.

Early life[edit]

Lewis was born in Dayton, Ohio, USA, in 1947 and graduated from the Groton School and Harvard University (AB 1969).[1]

Cambridge associates[edit]

After working at the Boston Company, then one of the largest investment managers, Lewis in 1975 co-founded and served as co-chief executive and then chief executive of Cambridge Associates LLC,[2] an investment advisor to American research universities and colleges representing over three-quarters of U.S. higher education endowment assets, other non-profits, international organizations, and families.[2] Lewis was a co-inventor of what became known as the American University style of institutional investing,[3][4] which gave American university endowment funds the highest investment returns in the world among institutional investors,[5] and which became widely emulated. Cambridge Associates also became known for its claim to avoid the conflicts of interest so endemic to Wall St.,[6] conflicts that became especially apparent during the Crash of 2008. Cambridge Associates has claimed that its mode of “conflict free” services represents an important innovation in American finance.[2]

Other activities[edit]

Lewis has been active in the environmental and natural health fields. He has been president of the Alliance for Natural Health-USA,[7] chairman of the National Environmental Trust,[8] chairman of the Worldwatch Institute,[8] chairman of Shelburne Farms,[9] treasurer of the World Wildlife Fund, trustee of World Wildlife Fund International,[10] member of the Advisory Board of Environmental Health Sciences, and trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.[8] In addition to natural health and the environment boards, he has also been president of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, chairman of Dumbarton Oaks,[8] trustee of the Morgan Library,[8] trustee of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation,[8] trustee of the Groton School,[8] and member of the World Bank Pension Finance Committee.[8]

Publications[edit]

Lewis has written for the New York Times[11] The Times of London,[12] the Washington Post,[13][14][15] and the Atlantic Monthly[16] as well as numerous websites such as Forbes.com[17][18] and Realclearmarkets.com. Books on economics include: Free Prices Now!: Fixing the Economy by Abolishing the Fed (AC² Books; September 1, 2013), Crony Capitalism in America: 2008-2012 (AC² Books; September 1, 2013), Where Keynes Went Wrong: And Why World Governments Keep Creating Inflation, Bubbles, and Busts (Axios Press; September 25, 2009),[19] Are the Rich Necessary?: Great Economic Arguments and How They Reflect Our Personal Values (Axios Press; September 25, 2007; Rev and expanded PB edition October 30, 2009),[20] The Real World War (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan/Putnam; 1982). Books on moral philosophy include: A Question of Values: Six Ways We Make the Personal Choices That Shape Our Lives (Harper, Collins; 1990, Axios Press; Rev edition May 25, 2000), The Beguiling Serpent (Axios Press; August 31, 2000), Alternative Values: For and Against Wealth, Power, Fame, Praise, Glory, and Physical Pleasure (Axios Press; July 25, 2005). Articles include, among others: "Sustainability, The Complete Concept: Environment, Healthcare, and Economy".[21]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dahl, Stephanie (2009-10-13). "Business Visionaries: Hunter Lewis". Forbes. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Cambridge Associates". 
  3. ^ Groton School Quarterly, Vol. LXIX, No. 3, September, 2007
  4. ^ John F. Berry (Nov 30, 1981). "Teaching Universities". The Washington Post. p. 1. 
  5. ^ "NACUBO Endowment Study". 
  6. ^ "Investment Adviser Public Disclosure". 
  7. ^ "ANH-USA". 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h Who's Who in America
  9. ^ Shelburne Farms website
  10. ^ World Wildlife Fund
  11. ^ "Globenomics". New York Times. Jan 15, 1984. 
  12. ^ "The Times". London. Jan 19, 2010. 
  13. ^ Washington Post. Jan 9, 1977. p. k-3. 
  14. ^ Washington Post. Feb 12, 1977. 
  15. ^ Washington Post. Mar 20, 1977. p. H-3. 
  16. ^ Atlantic Monthly. Feb 1967. p. 60. 
  17. ^ Lewis, Hunter (1 January 2006). "Is Ben Bernanke a Conservative?". Forbes. Retrieved 29 Oct 2013. 
  18. ^ "When Asked To Defend The Fed's Policies, Committed Keynesians Obfuscate". Forbes. 28 Oct 2013. Retrieved 29 Oct 2013. 
  19. ^ "For the Holidays, a Multimedia Guide to Economics". Dec 14, 2009. 
  20. ^ Hurt III, Harry (October 21, 2007). "A Lens on Wealth, From All the Angles". The New York Times. 
  21. ^ Hunter Lewis (15 October 2009). "Sustainability, The Complete Concept: Environment, Healthcare, and Economy". Issue 63 (section 63.03). ChangeThis. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 

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