Lisa Hinds (she/her/hers), Chair of the UCF Investment Committee, is a Managing Director at Xponance Inc., a multi-strategy institutional investment manager, where she leads Client Engagement and Sustainable Strategies. Prior to Xponance, Ms. Hinds managed the endowment and foundation channel for EnTrust Global, where she was responsible for building bespoke and thematic portfolios of opportunistic co-investments, private debt, private equity, and hedged strategies. Previously, she led corporate development and client portfolio management for a distressed securities hedge fund and a private equity firm focused on sustainable investing. Ms. Hinds has served in senior relationship management, institutional trading, and investment management capacities at Morgan Stanley, Standard and Poors, and Bear Stearns. A native New Yorker, she started her career in the Financial Management Program at GE Capital.
Ms. Hinds has a distinguished record of public service. She currently serves as a Board Vice Chair and Investment Committee Chair of the United Church Funds, the institutional investment ministry of the national churches of the United Church of Christ. UCF manages over $1.1 Billion of endowment assets, managed for both superior financial and social returns. She is a co-author of the book Faithful Investing: The Power of Decisive Action and Incremental Change (Church Publishing Incorporated, December 2019). In 2020, Ms. Hinds was elected to the Board of Trustees of The Altman Foundation whose mission is to support programs and institutions that enrich the quality of life in New York City. Under her leadership, The Altman Foundation launched an asset class dedicated to Impact Venture Capital, seeking emerging entrepreneurs focused on community building and revitalization. The initiative is intended to drive economic recovery efforts caused by COVID-19. From 2012 -2018, Ms. Hinds was a deacon, trustee, and member of the Church Council of The Riverside Church in the City of New York. She is the immediate past chair of the investment committee of the Riverside Church Endowment. The $180 million endowment portfolio invests in a variety of asset classes across the capital structure. In response to a collective call for mission related investing, she authored and executed “Justice Based Investing” which provides a framework for the integration of justice in a balanced portfolio. As the former chair of Riverside’s Stewardship Committee, she led fundraising efforts both internally and externally that seeded the launch of its affiliated Community Services Corporation.
Ms. Hinds is a frequent presenter at asset management industry conferences on the topics of hedge funds, impact investing, stewardship, social and faith-based enterprise, philanthropy, and corporate governance. Her signature address “What if Jesus had a really good banker?” can be found here.
Ms. Hinds holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University. Her FINRA securities licensure includes NASD Series 7 and 63, as well as the SFA (United Kingdom). She is a member of the Hedge Fund Association, High Water Women, The Association of Black Foundation Executives, and 100 Women in Finance. She is a proud ‘Goalie Mom’ road tripping nationally for girls’ lacrosse.