Anson named new CIO of Bass family office
By Barry B. Burr | February 15, 2013 3:56 pm
Mark J.P. Anson joined the Bass family office as chief investment officer to begin a new venture with Robert M. Bass.
It is a new position.
Mr. Anson had been managing partner and CIO at Oak Hill Investment Management, where he had been managing Bass family assets while also handling other assets, he said.
The transition occurred in January, Mr. Anson said in an interview Friday “This is not revolutionary, it's evolutionary,” he said of the change.
“I have begun a new venture with Robert M. Bass,” Mr. Anson said in an e-mail. “Together, we will be reconstituting the Bass family office with a focus on active capital management and prudent risk analysis. This is the next step in the evolution of the work I have done with Bob over the last three years, and we are both extremely excited about the opportunities ahead.”
Mr. Anson declined to state how much in assets the family office and the new venture have or the name of the new venture.
Oak Hill has $10.1 billion in discretionary assets under management, according to its ADV filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Jack A. Muhlbeier, chief financial officer, Oak Hill, couldn't be reached for comment on how Mr. Anson will be replaced.
Before joining Oak Hill in 2010, Mr. Anson was president and executive director at Nuveen Investments. Before that, he served as CEO of the now £38.5 billion ($59.7 billion) BT Pension Scheme, London, and CEO of its Hermes Pension Management unit, now known as Hermes Fund Managers, which oversees the assets. Prior to that, he was CIO of the now $253.2 billion California Public Employees' Retirement System, Sacramento.