Co-Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer
Mark Bennett is Co-Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer for Endowment Research Group. He is Chair of the firm’s Investment Committee. He is responsible for setting direction of the firm, cultivating strategic partnerships, building strong portfolios, and generating exceptional deal flow for family offices and institutional investors.
Mr. Bennett specializes in seeking out and selecting top ten percent fund managers across a range of asset allocation strategies to balance growth, risk, and cash flows.
He co-manages multi-asset class endowment-style portfolios to allow significantly higher degrees of flexibility to opportunistically invest across asset classes, including stocks, credit, hedge funds, leveraged buyouts, growth equity, venture capital, real estate investment trusts, business development companies, distressed credit, infrastructure, oil & gas, commodities, farmland, and timber.
In other roles, Mr. Bennett is the Founder & CIO of a long-biased hedge fund strategy which has produced near top 1% performance among all institutional investors in 2017, 2018, and 2020 (as of end of July).
Years earlier, out of graduate school, he made a private later-stage software investment that has achieved a thirty-five fold increase in valuation and a compounded annual growth rate of over 40%. He also serves on the board of directors of several other privately-owned businesses and non-profit organizations.
Mr. Bennett is frequently invited to be a speaker at industry investment conferences and family office events internationally. He is a member of the Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) in New York. He is a member of the New York Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race Dinner Committee.
Before his career in investments and his college years, Mr. Bennett was the captain, shortstop, and leading hitter on a Connie Mack State Championship team; according to Baseball America he was rated as the state's top major league baseball prospect at his position. Prior to college in football, he was the leading receiver on a State Championship team that finished the year ranked among the fifteen best teams in the country by USA Today. He was a nationally ranked junior tennis player.
Mr. Bennett earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with honors. He holds a master‘s degree from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, where he graduated with honors. Mr. Bennett is a candidate in an Executive Education program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.