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Personal Profile of Mr. Edward D. Baker III

Mr. Edward D. Baker III
Senior Managing Director
Senior Managing Director

Home Page: https://www.mesirowfinancial.com/markets/institutions/currency/
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 and the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Mr. Baker served as a Trustee for the UC Berkeley Foundation from 2007 to 2019. 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 Feb 28, 2026
Board of Trustees Board Chair (4/1/19-2/06/23) Mar 02, 2009 Feb 28, 2026
Finance Committee Non-voting member (Investment Cmte. Chair) Feb 07, 2023 Feb 28, 2026
Investment Committee Chair (3/17/09-2/28/2026) Nov 06, 2008 Feb 28, 2026

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
Committee on Trustees Board Chair Apr 01, 2019 Feb 06, 2023
Corporate Partners Committee Chair, Corporate Partners Committee Oct 25, 2007 Mar 31, 2014
Development Committee Mar 01, 2003 Mar 31, 2017
Donations Acceptance Committee Aug 01, 2014 Feb 06, 2023
Finance Committee Secretary, 2008-3/31/11 Nov 06, 2008 Mar 31, 2011
Finance Committee Board Chair Apr 01, 2011 Feb 06, 2023
Steering Committee Board Chair (4/1/19-2/6/23) Mar 01, 2008 Feb 06, 2023
Strategic Planning Committee Dec 01, 2016 Mar 31, 2018