Frederick L. A. Grauer

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Frederick L. A. Grauer was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Global Investors and its predecessors from 1983 to 1998 and a member of the Management Committee of Barclays Group. Fred became a General Partner of Angel Investors, L.P., a venture capital fund, in 1999,[1] He also served as Senior Advisor of Barclays Global Investors and its acquiror, BlackRock, until 2015. A pioneer in index funds referred to as the "king of indexing"[2] and the "godfather of quant management,"[3] Fred was recognized by Global Custodian Magazine as one of the 100 most important contributors to modern finance in the 20th century[4] and has been featured on the cover[5] of Fortune.

Fred became a General Partner of Angel Investors, L.P. (predecessor to SV Angel) in 1999, where Fred, Ron Conway, Bob Boseman, and Casey McGlynn led investments in over 250 companies, including Google, PayPal, and Ask Jeeves. Their first fund, Angel Investors I, raised in 1999, generated a 7 times return, and their second, raised during 2000, saw a 1.5 times return.

Fred is currently a Member of the Boards of Directors of Course Hero, a social learning network, and Credit Sesame, a loan advisor, and a Trustee of the Mountain View Funds of American Century Investments and Chairman of its Governance Committee.

Fred is also Senior Advisor to Welton Investment Partners, Predict Wall Street and Course Hero, and Advisor to the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research

In his not-for-profit activities, Fred is Chairman Emeritus and Charter Trustee Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Commonfund, the Monterey Institute for International Studies, and Menlo School.

Previously, Fred was with the Capital Markets Group of Merrill Lynch and held several senior executive roles at Wells Fargo, including Executive Vice President and Head of its Funding Group and CEO of Wells Fargo Investment Advisors. He was also a professor of finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Columbia University. Fred received a Ph.D. in Business from Stanford University, an M.A. in Economics from University of Chicago and a B.A. with Honours in Economics from the University of British Columbia.

  1. ^ "An Index Fund Pioneer Tries Life as an Angel". The New York Times. September 27, 1999.
  2. ^ "An Index Fund Pioneer Tries Life as an Angel". The New York Times. September 27, 1999.
  3. ^ "Blow to Barclays Global as Grauer Quits Abruptly". Financial News. July 13, 1998.
  4. ^ "The People Who Changed Global Investing". Global Custodian Magazine. Fall 1999.
  5. ^ "How This Man Manages $69 Billion". Fortune. 1989.