Sheryl SchwartzCo-Founder & Chief Investment Officer at ALTI
Sheryl Schwartz is a Co Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Alti, which has created products that give individual investors greater access to institutional quality private equity opportunities. In addition, she serves on the Board, Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of Cartesian Growth II, a Nasdaq listed company and is an Adjunct Professor Finance and Private Equity at Fordham Gabelli School of Business. She is a seasoned executive, institutional investor and board member with financial expertise that has built and lead teams and new asset classes for major institutional investors. She has had over 25 years of financial management leadership roles with pension funds, insurance companies and investment firms with financial acumen across asset classes and industries. She has sector expertise in alternatives, private equity and fixed income.
Previously she was a Managing Director at Caspian Private Equity, Perseus and TIAA-CREF. In her roles, she lead investments in private equity on behalf of institutional investors where she built diversified portfolios with a focus on ESG, emerging managers and mid market. At Alti, TIAA, Caspian and Perseus, she is or has been a member of the Investment and Executive Committee for alternative investments including funds, co-investments, mezzanine debt, timber and real estate. Previously, Ms. Schwartz built and led TIAA-CREF’s Alternative Investment team, which included building a diversified portfolio of $13 billion of investments in private equity funds, co-investments, mezzanine debt and timber and included management, leadership, portfolio strategy, composition, performance, asset allocation, underwriting and presentations to senior management, the board and institutional clients.
Ms. Schwartz serves on the Board of Directors of Nasdaq listed Cartesian Growth II and the Women’s Association of Venture and Equity, which is a nonprofit organization committed to the development and advancement of women in private equity and venture capital since 2007. Ms Schwartz is currently a Fellow at AIF and has served in various positions for AIF since 2013, a think tank focused on Alternative Investment industry. Ms Schwartz also served as an LP Advisory Board member for many private equity funds.
Ms Schwartz was one of Mergers & Acquisitions "Most Influential Women in the Mid Market M&A" in 2015 , 2016, 2019, 2021 and 2022 and was featured in the Wall Street Journals, “Six of Private Equity’s Most Influential Female Gatekeepers” in 2017 and in Buyouts Magazine in March 2019 “Building networks: 10 women Thriving in PE and helping transform the culture” .
Ms. Schwartz holds both a B.S. and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University.