Rosemary Sagar, CFA, Executive Committee, is the chief investment officer of Sagar Family Office. She has been allocating to hedge funds and PE structured funds since 2004 on behalf of family trusts and accounts. She is a member of numerous LP advisory committees.
Sagar oversees the family legacy established by her late father Dr. Vidya Sagar at IP law firm Remfry & Sagar, founded 1827, and is chair of The Sagar School, an award-winning boarding school in Rajasthan, India. From 2005 through August 2022, she was CIO of the Kingdon Foundation at Kingdon Capital Management LLC. By allocating entirely to alternatives funds, she grew and diversified the charitable assets while funding donations well in excess of requirements.
From 1996 to 2004, Sagar was managing director and head of global investments at U.S. Trust, where she and her team managed $1.6B in non-U.S. equities. From 1990 to 1996, she was SVP, international equities at GE Investments in Stamford, CT, responsible for managing $1.8B in pension assets for GE, NYC Employees Retirement System, NYC police, and NYC teachers.
She was Chair of GE (UK) Common Investment Fund (GE’s largest pension fund outside of North America) and a board member of the GE Netherlands Pension Fund. Previously, Rosemary was Associate Director of European Research at Baring Securities, VP of international research at Drexel Burnham Lambert and the first international equity analyst at Morgan Stanley, reporting to Barton Biggs.
Sagar was an international advisory board member of the Paris stock exchange/NYSE from 1995 to 2010, and served on the advisory boards of Comex and the Polish Private Equity Fund. She was a Trustee and co-chair of the investment committee of Rumsey Hall School in Washington Depot, CT from 2015 to 2019 and a member of the NY Committee of Human Rights Watch.
She received her MBA from Columbia University, her BS from Boston University (summa cum laude, Beta Gamma Sigma) and a ‘degré superieur’, (with “bien” honors) from the Sorbonne.