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Johns Hopkins University names new CIO

Jason Perlioni
Jason Perlioni

Jason T. Perlioni was named vice president for investments and chief investment officer at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, the school announced Tuesday.

Mr. Perlioni will manage more than $6 billion, including a $3.4 billion endowment and other assets for the university and the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He succeeds Kathryn Crecelius, who established the university's investment office in 2005 and retired last year. Deputy CIO Andrew Conner has been serving as interim vice president.

Mr. Perlioni had served as CIO of Pritzker Group's asset management unit for the past 10 years. Information on a potential replacement could not be learned by press time.Daniel Ennis, Johns Hopkins senior vice president for finance and administration, said in a statement that Mr. Perlioni's “absolute and relative investment track record is very impressive.” Mr. Ennis added: “His success in building a strong team, developing a rigorous investment process and generating new investment ideas and approaches will benefit the Johns Hopkins community today and for generations to come.”