As managing director of investments at Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ken Lee co-leads the foundation’s portfolio strategy for investments in public markets, which include long-only equities, absolute return, and fixed-income asset classes. In his role, Mr. Lee serves as the primary lead on developed markets. He also manages the Corporation’s U.S. venture capital and growth equity activities in private markets.
Prior to joining the Corporation, Lee served as a senior investment professional in New York and London at Fauchier Partners, a hedge fund-of-funds that managed investments on behalf of pensions, insurers, endowments, foundations, government entities, and select families outside the United States. Previously, he worked as an investment associate at Horsley Bridge Partners, a private equity fund-of-funds manager, in San Francisco and London. Lee began his career as an investment banking analyst in the San Francisco office of Robertson Stephens, a boutique investment bank focused on growth companies.
Lee serves as treasurer and a member of the finance and rector’s advisory committees of the Church of St. Luke in the Fields (Episcopal) in New York City’s West Village. He also serves on the board of trustees of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Lee holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Yale College, where he studied economics as well as East Asian studies with a focus on art history.