Co-Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer
Mark Bennett is Co-Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer for Endowment Research Group, a versatile financial services firm. He is Chair of the firm’s Investment Committee. The firm assists family offices & institutional investors with the selection of fund managers & various outsourced investment activities. He is responsible for setting direction of the firm, cultivating strategic partnerships, building strong portfolios, & generating exceptional fund manager 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.
Years earlier, out of graduate school, he made a private later-stage software investment that has achieved a nearly forty-five fold increase in valuation and a compounded annual growth rate of nearly 45%. He has worked on direct private equity deals $100 million in size; one acquired company raised $130 million in venture capital from high-profile venture capital firms including Kleiner Perkins & Khosla Ventures and earned recognition by Fast Company as one of the World's Top 20 Most Innovative Companies.
Mr. Bennett is frequently invited to be a speaker at industry investment conferences and family office events internationally. He is a member of the New York Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race Dinner Committee and a past member of the National Venture Capital Association. He is a member of the Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) in New York.
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. Formerly also the state‘s top ranked tennis player, he was selected for the US Olympic Development Program by the United States Tennis Association.
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 completed executive education at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.